Aaron Sidwell & Lauren Samuels to lead The Barn Theatre’s ‘Henry V’

Aaron Sidwell and Lauren Samuels will star as Henry and Katherine, respectively, in The Barn Theatre’s upcoming new production of Shakespeare‘s historical classic, Henry V, which runs at The Barn from 22 May to 22 June 2019.

Directed by Hal Chambers, the full cast will include: Matt Ray Brown (Exeter/Orleans), Alicia Charles (Bardolph/Williams), Elin Philips (Fluellen), Adam Sopp (Pistol/Constable), Sarah Waddell (Queen of France) and Jonathan Woolf (Nym/Dauphin).

Set in modern surroundings, this enduring classic of Shakespeare’s tale of war, its victors and victims, is cleverly brought up to date and explores the conflict between tradition and modernity in Britain through the lens of a nation at war. 

The production will feature an atmospheric neon scenography to place the audience in the current moment, whilst maintaining the beauty of the text. This will be set alongside a beautiful original score to transform Shakespeare’s work into a modern, mesmerizing spectacle of tension and excitement. 

The play hopes to cleverly preserve Shakespeare’s questioning of the symbolism of monarchy whilst investigating current British Nationalism and explores what it means to be a great leader.

Henry V will include designs by Emily Leonard, fight direction by Christos Dante, movement direction by Kate Webster, composition by Harry Smith, projection designs by Benjamin Collins, sound design by Chris Cleal, and lighting by Sam Rowcliffe Tanner.

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