Blogs by Tim Stoneman

Last time unto the breach, dear friends

July 31, 2013
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Our journey from Portsmouth to Stratford via Agincourt has ended – with a flourish.

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Cheesy seagulls

July 23, 2013
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Well, the efforts are paying off; we've performed Henry V in front of four paying audiences, in the magnificent location of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, alongside Nelson's iconic flagship HMS Victory – a stirring sight, especially in the battle scenes.

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Intense rehearsal in tents

July 19, 2013
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With a fortnight to go, we're into whole-act rehearsals, with props, weapons and the 'real' layout of campaign tents, stage lights and the like.

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Rain stops play at Agincourt

July 2, 2013
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Henry V (the real one) led his troops to victory at Agincourt 600 years ago when torrential rain had turned the field of battle into a muddy quagmire.

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Let's parlez Franglais

June 17, 2013
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Rehearsals continue apace – on stage for Henry V, it's time for the French to do their bit again

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Cry 'Havoc' and Let Slip the (Sea-)Dogs of War!

June 4, 2013
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No, we're putting on Henry V, not Julius Caesar! We continue rehearsals for the summer production, this time getting into individual elements of the fighting.

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Vicious fighting and nautical weapons

May 22, 2013
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We've just started rehearsals for the summer production – we're performing Henry V in the challenging, but entirely appropriate, open-air venue of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, alongside HMS Victory.

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