The Old Red Lion Theatre presents Henry V and The Revenger's Tragedy running in repertory from 25 July to 29 September. These productions will be directed by the theatre's Artistic Directors Henry Filloux-Bennett and Nicholas Thompson respectively, with video design by Emil Charlaff, costumes by Mike Lees, lighting by Leo Steele, stage combat by Kev McCurdy and sound by Ella Wahlström. Thomas Moore is the associate producer for both productions.
"After the success of the Old Red Lion Theatre's production of The Importance of Being Earnest and its subsequent transfer to the West End earlier this year, and our Off-Broadway debut with Kissing Sid James by Robert Farquhar, the upcoming season of work is one of the most exciting times in the Old Red Lion Theatre's recent history. It demonstrates not only the theatre's dedication to working with some of the hottest new talent but also our continued ascent as a hub of theatrical excellence." Damien Devine, Managing Director, Old Red Lion Theatre.
HENRY V (25 JULY – 29 SEPTEMBER)
DIRECTED BY Henry Filloux-Bennett
A newly appointed leader guided by religious conviction.
A threat to peace.
A questionable case for war.
Does nothing ever change?
In this Jubilee and Olympic year, join us for a radical new production of one of Shakespeare's most celebrated plays - a play synonymous with English patriotism. But at what cost?
This production is a critical response to, and examination of the second Iraq war, following the recent Iraq Inquiry - set in a world of the 24-hour news cycle, political spin, prisoner abuse and UN Resolutions.
The cast for Henry V is as follows: Mark Field (Henry), Steve Fortune (Cambridge), Nicholas Kime (Dauphin), Jack Morris (Henry), Christine Oram (Chorus) and Henry Regan (Canterbury).
Henry Filloux-Bennett's directing credits include Wasted (Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Spectator Critics' Choice); The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (New Red Lion Theatre - the longest ever running Off West End comedy play, nominated for Best Entertainment at the Off West End Theatre Awards 2012); and most recently The Importance of Being Earnest (Old Red Lion Theatre and subsequent transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket). As a writer credits include Wasted and the world premiere of the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall. As a producer Henry has worked for Bill Kenwright, High Tide, the Theatre Royal Haymarket and ITV Productions, as well as Arcade Productions which he set up in 2008. Henry joined the Old Red Lion Theatre as Artistic Director in May 2010.
THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY (25 JULY – 29 SEPTEMBER)
DIRECTED BY NICHOLAS THOMPSON