Date: Saturday 28 July 2013
Location: The Dell, Stratford-upon-Avon
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins
Cost: Free of charge, just turn up
Before sailing to the cape of Trafalgar 1805, the crew of HMS Victory pull into port. Attempting to raise morale, they put on Henry V where the British face incredible odds and see victory against a superior force.
The character of 'Chorus' takes the audience on a journey, showing King Henry raising his banner on French soil, marshalling his troops and searching his soul before the battle.
About the Collingwood Random Salad Company (RSC)
Part of the Royal Navy Theatre Association, Collingwood RSC, of HMS Collingwood in Fareham, has existed since the establishment was built in 1939, and is one of the longest-running theatre companies of its kind in the UK. The company draws from all the Armed Forces, the MOD and the local community.
Each spring Collingwood RSC enters the Royal Navy Drama Festival, competing against clubs from across the Royal Naval community. This helps ensure Collingwood RSC generates fresh ideas and new challenges - even staging the world premiere of a Sir Terry Pratchett play.
In 2012, through the RSC Open Stages Project, with the RNTA, Collingwood RSC performed Much Ado About Nothing at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Dell in Stratford. Every Christmas, the company present a pantomime, which has become a favourite for the local community.
Collingwood RSC provides opportunities to experience professional theatre standards in a relaxed amateur environment, with many company members gaining experience which leads on to careers on stage and screen.
Photo shows Henry V © HMS Collingwood RSC