Merely Theatre present
by William Shakespeare
Fresh from their acclaimed national tour, Merely Theatre will present Henry V, directed by Scott Ellis, Associate Director of Go People’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, using just five actors. This gender-blind repertory company strips the Bard back to basics: just the actors, the audience and the text.
Henry V tells the story of young King Henry’s famous victory at Agincourt while outnumbered, but underestimated, by the French. Shakespeare’s most patriotic History play, it presents an exciting, humorous and profound portrait of the birth of modern England.
Previous praise for Merely Theatre:
“If Sir Ian McKellen needs any more support for his claim that repertory theatres should return as a dominant force in Britain, he should look no further than the work of this fresh-faced company” Edinburgh Guide
“All players shone with comic timing, formidable energy and understanding of the text” Edinburgh Spotlight
“This has to be one of the best performances I have ever seen” North West End
“This is cracking theatre, and a triumph of resourcefulness and invention” Eastbourne Herald