'Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead!'
A young king. An unsettled kingdom. A soldier's journey through a battle-torn landscape.
On 24 July at 16:30, the Young Company will be presenting Henry V on the stage of the Swan Theatre.
This vibrant, experimental ensemble piece is inspired by Poor Theatre, asking the audience to use their imagination as they follow the characters through war, romance and adventure.
On 4 May 2012 the company produced the RSC's first 'Building Takeover,' an explosive theatre event which invited inspiring young performers to showcase a variety of exciting talents aimed at engaging a young audience with Shakespeare. Henry V follows on from this, creating an expressive and outlandish version of one of the best-known History plays.
This adaptation of the play is directed by RSC Associate Artist Simon Trinder, and the cast have been working with practitioners from across the voice, movement and music departments to create something truly inventive and entertaining.
The Young Company have been working together since 2010, exploring the impact that the RSC can have on at-risk young people who might ever otherwise have become involved in theatre at all. This production celebrates the final chapter of that two-year project.
Tickets cost £3.
Young Company is a partnership project with Stratford Upon Avon College and Warwickshire Early Intervention Service, and is generously supported by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation