19:30, Wed 20th April 2016 at Mumford Theatre
The most talked about new Shakespeare company in the UK, Merely Theatre has honed a style that strips the Bard back to basics - no gauche sets, frilly collars or fussy props: just the actors, the audience and the text. Now the company are stripping back something more profound to create audience-focused, multi-role, gender-blind Shakespeare.
Henry V tells the story of young King Henry’s famous victory at Agincourt while outnumbered, but underestimated, by the French. The show uses football shirts to separate the French and English armies in Shakespeare’s most patriotic History play. An exciting, humorous and profound portrait of the birth of modern England.