Henry VI Days of Rebellion "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers"

Henry VI Days of Rebellion

Bristol Old Vic Weston Studio

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 23 Jun 2022 - Sat 25 Jun 2022
  • Location Bristol Old Vic Weston Studio
  • Evenings


  • Matinees


  • Ticket Price

    From £8

  • Virtual Programme

    Henry VI Programme

"Tis much when sceptres are in children's hands; But more when envy breeds unkind division; There comes the rain, there begins confusion."

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Gemma Fairlie
Designed by Robbie McDonnell

Henry VI was forced to take over the English Rose Corporation as a baby. As the son of England’s greatest leader, Henry V, he has been bred for this; but his heart just simply isn’t in it. A fact well known to the ambitious men and women who surround him.

Tensions in the company quickly descend into infighting, backstabbing and cold-blooded murder as this huge corporation descends into chaos and society quickly follows.

A bold new adaptation of Henry VI part 1,2 and 3 inspired by modern tragedies; Succession and House of Cards, and our current political landscape. This is a whirlwind thriller of greed, ego and big business presented by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s graduating MFA in Professional Acting students this summer.

Please note there will be a BSL signed performance of this production on Sat 25 June at 3pm.


Cardinal of Winchester Aude Ponthieux

Queen Margaret N’Dea Miles

Edward (of York)/Rebel 1 Jennifer Kim

Vernon/Police Officer/York Soldier Joanne Leung

Gloucester Karack Osborn

Richard/Rebel 2/Murderer Patrick Shearer

Henry VI Justine Marler

Clifford/Basset Madeleine Herd

York Nathan Stark

Duke of Suffolk Rui Maria Pego

Exeter/Prince Edward Jake Solari

Warwick Analiese Guettinger

Somerset/Cade Carola Colombo

Buckingham Jay Faisca


Director Gemma Fairlie
Assistant Director  Aaron Finnegan
Assistant Director  Tobias Millard
Production Designer Robbie McDonnell
Lighting Designer Chris Collier
Sound Designer Jessica Edkins
Voice and Dialect Coaches Joe Leat, Penelope Wildgoose
Additional Combat Jonathan Howell
Production Manager Steve O’Brien
Assistant Production Manager Joe Culpin
Production Supervisor Bryony Rutter
Stage Manager Eleanor Condon
DSM Hannah Lipton
Assistant Stage Managers Jack Bain, Katrina-Summer Richards
Technical Supervisor Joe Price
LX Operator Ebony Hayes
Sound Operator Alice Truman Boal
Construction Manager Andy Scrivens
Carpenter Rhys Gillard
Construction Assistant Jocelyn Chen, Iona Hicks, Muir McFadden, Sally Strong
Prop Maker Ziva Bucer
Costume Supervisor Evie Akerman
Costume Assistants Bethany Boldero, Shanice Dacres, Elle Duncan, Gracie Green, Jo Kenney,
Charly Riddett, Kim White, Arthur Wyatt
Costume Dressers  Shanice Dacres,
Rhianne Good, Arthur Wyatt
Costume Support Charlie Elmont, Sam Pine
Hair and Make Up Chrissie Bricknell

N'Dea in Henry VI
In just one year the MFA programme has given me the confidence in my artistry and the tools to work professionally that I lacked prior to my training. N'Dea Miles, MFA Professional Acting Student