Henry V

Weston Studio, Bristol Old Vic

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 22 Jun 2023 - Sat 24 Jun 2023
  • Location Weston Studio, Bristol Old Vic
  • Running time

    2 hr 10 mins plus interval

"We few. We happy few. We band of brothers, for he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother."

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Gemma Fairlie
Designed by Hugo Dodsworth
Movement Direction by Maggie Bain

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Inspired by 1980s New York and Hollywood’s ongoing obsession with the Mafia – this is Henry V as you’ve never seen it before!

Henry runs a successful family business but he’s got greater ambitions. Setting his designs on
France’s burgeoning meat industry, the ruthless Henry needs this victory to make his name and earn respect. There will be war on the mean streets, and it’s going to get bloody.

Gemma Fairlie (Henry VI: Days of Rebellion, 2022 and Troilus and Cressida, 2021) returns to Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for another slick Shakespeare adaptation.

The Cast

Chorus 4/ Fluellen Rose Adams
Henry V Caitlin Blackmore
Canterbury/ King of France/ Band Israel Bloodgood
Chorus 6/ Duke of Exeter/ Nightclub Singer Rebecca Brudner
Chorus 3/ Nym/ Constable/ Court Sarah Wendy Burman
Montjoy/ Grey Austin Davidson
Scrope/ Boy/ French Governor/ Erpingham Satarupa Gupta
Chorus 2/ Alice/ Westmoreland Ricardo Hernandez-Morgan
Cambridge/ The Dauphin Oliver James Parkins
Chorus 1/ MacMorris/ Williams/ Berri/ Shoe Shiner/ Band Sinéad Plunkett-Blazi
Pistol/ Burgundy Pavlé Sabic
Katherine/ Gower Ariane Terrell
Chorus 5/ Bardolph/ Gloucester/ Bates Paul Williams
Ely/ Hostess/ Orleans/ Queen Isabel María-José Zyga

Creative and Technical Team

Director Gemma Fairlie*
Set & Costume Designer Hugo Dodsworth*
Movement Director Maggie Bain*
Lighting Designer Adrianne Broadgate
Sound Designer & Operator Caitlyn Balderstone
Combat Consultant Jonathan Howell†
Voice & Dialect Coaches Sue Cowen†, Carol Fairlamb†, Joe Leat†, Anthony Yammine
Production Manager Steve O’Brien†
Assistant Production Manager Maisy Harbert
Production Supervisor Lisa Darcy†
Stage Manager Zoë Mackinnon
Deputy Stage Manager Matthew Newcombe
Assistant Stage Managers Chloe Brine & Jacob Manston
Lighting Operator Ebony Hayes
Technical Assistants Ruby Dodden, Kass Goosen, Alex Harrison, Marcus Jarman, Fliss Lucas, Matt Maxfield Phillips, Jack Morris, Frankie Neville, Izzy Phillips
Costume Supervisor Jo Kenney
Costume Assistants Rosie Gayner, Rosa Grew-McAvoy, Ava Rowan Harker, Bessy Mo, Liv Morell, Charlotte Nicholson, Jess Padday, Lasya Purohit
Costume Makers Eleanor Duncan, Rosie Gayner, Arthur Wyatt
Prop Supervisor Jack Bain
Prop Makers Tegan Askey, Eva Harris, Raph Hampton, Em South, Nancy Strahan, Abbie Williams
Construction Manager Tom Gould
Workshop Supervisor Lewis Bamford
Construction Assistants Daisy Anthony, Patrick Heys, Esther McDonald-McLuckie, Beth Selvage, Alice Truman Boal
Scenic Artists Jo Browne*, Cliff Thorne*

* Visiting professional | † BOVTS staff
All other roles are fulfilled by BOVTS students

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