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Henry V at Bristol Cathedral

Henry V at Bristol Cathedral IMAGE: Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral is transformed into a French military hospital for Antic Disposition’s critically acclaimed production of Henry V.

From immersive theatre in underground tunnels to film screenings in cemeteries, it seems that going to a traditional entertainment venue in Bristol is now a thing of the past.

The latest historic location to take to the stage is Bristol Cathedral, where Antic Disposition reimagine Henry V. Marking both the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the centenary of the First World War, Shakespeare’s classic play is transported to the bloody Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Antic Disposition’s talented cast of French and British actors should feel right at home performing in the imposing Bristol landmark, having made it their trademark to repurpose non-theatre spaces for dramatic use, from London’s derelict churches to the cobblestoned streets of medieval French villages.

Original songs and live music inspired by the poetry of A.E. Housman accompany the play, enhanced by the cathedral’s lofty acoustics.

Mon 25 – Tues 26 April, 7.30pm, Tickets £20 
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ

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