European viewpoint brought to classic
A THEATRE is approaching the issues of unrest and political uncertainty in modern day Britain through a powerful new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V.
The Barn Theatre in Cirencester will stage the play between May 22 and June 22, with the action taking place in modern day Britain with Henry at odds with the French (Europeans).
Iwan Lewis is the artistic director for the award winning theatre and said: “This is a revolutionary production of Shakespeare’s finest History play -Henry V- we’ve brought it up to date to ‘Brexit-britain’ and I think we have something really special here, whether you are box set binger or a theatre lover.”
Aaron Sidwell of TV’S Eastenders Wicked, American Idiot, Loserville and Ghost is in the title role and is supported by Lauren Samuels who was in the West End production of the hit film - Bend It Like Beckham, Romantics Anonymous as well as stints in musical theatre in We Will Rock You and Grease. “
This action packed production with a star cast has something for everyone, including the political side text.” Mr Lewis added.
For more information or to book a ticket please call The Barn Theatre on 01285 648255 or visit the website: barntheatre.org.uk