Henry V Tour

Antic Sisposition presents Henry V

After a highly acclaimed tour in 2016, Antic Disposition’s production of Shakespeare’s Henry V returns to embark on a tour of eight of the UK’s most historic and beautiful cathedrals.

Marking the ongoing centenary of the First World War, Antic Disposition’s reimagining is set in a French military hospital in 1915 – 500 years after the Battle of Agincourt – where two groups of wounded soldiers, one French and one British, decide to raise their spirits by staging a production of Henry V.

Moving effortlessly between 1415 and 1915, Antic Disposition’s Henry V combines Shakespeare’s epic history play with original songs and live music inspired by the poetry of A E Housman, in a powerful tribute to the young soldiers caught up in conflicts five centuries apart.

Performed by a talented international cast of British and French actors, the production celebrates the rich and often turbulent relationship between our two nations, from the Hundred Years War to the Entente Cordiale.

Henry V will visit eight of the UK’s most spectacular cathedrals, including Ripon, Lincoln, Peterborough, Ely and Norwich, as well as Beverley and Southwell Minsters. The tour will begin and end with four special performances in the beautiful Southwark Cathedral on Bankside in the heart of Shakespeare’s London.

Award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition, founded by director Ben Horslen and director/designer John Risebero, is best known for presenting innovative and visually striking productions of classic plays and stories in spectacular historic buildings. Recent London productions include: A Christmas Carol in the Elizabethan setting of Middle Temple Hall, The Comedy of Errors in Gray’s Inn Hall and Romeo and Juliet in the Temple Church.

Read our review of a recent London season of Antic Disposition’s Henry V


Tickets for all venues can be purchased HERE

2 – 3 February 2017
Southwark Cathedral, London

7 – 8 February 2017
Beverley Minster, East Yorkshire

9 February 2017
Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire

10 – 11 February 2017
Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire

13 – 14 February 2017
Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire

15 February 2017
Peterborough Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

16 – 17 February 2017
Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

18 February 2017
Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk

21 – 22 February 2017
Southwark Cathedral, London


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