War is Heck! Henry the Fifth is a Boy meets Girl story with a slight twist. Part “Saving Private Ryan” and part “Before Sunrise” this tale of patriotism and romance finds the boy, struggling under the heavy mantle of recent ascension to the throne. Excited to try his leadership skills he sets out to invade the girl’s country, based on a dubious claim to the throne. He lays siege to a key logistical port, marches inland and against the odds manages to defeat a much larger force by deploying new military strategies…and then he meets girl.
Presented by the graduating class of the Wm. Golding Academy, Shakespeare’s King Henry the Fifth is a reflection on what it means to be a monarch. This is an overreaching and unflinching production that tackles all the tough questions: Why do we fight wars? What qualities make a good leader? Can this cockpit hold the vast fields of France? And what are we going to do with all of these tennis balls?
This summer’s Torchlight Shakespeare production of Henry V tours parks across the region from July 2 – August 18. Directed by Geoff McBride and starring Margo MacDonald as Henry, the production promises blood and battle, bravery and romance, all with the Fool-ish twists audiences have come to know and love!
Featuring Simon Bradshaw, Kelly Rigole, Katie Ryerson and Virginia West, this show is not to be missed. With our always-affordable pass-the-hat admission, there’s no excuse not to come out! Check the calendar below to find out when we’ll be performing in your neighbourhood!
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All shows will start at 7 p.m. and run about 90 minutes, rain or shine! No advance ticket needed. No performances on Sundays.
All shows will start at 7 p.m., rain or shine! No advance ticket needed. No performances on Sundays.