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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!

Want to get more involved?   Sign up as a voluntary Fool here!

 

JULY

All shows will start at 7 p.m. and run about 90 minutes,  rain or shine!  No advance ticket needed.  No performances on Sundays.

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
2
Strathcona Park, Sandy Hill
3
Antony Vincent/Bedford Park,  Manor Park
4
Alexander Grove,  Stittsville
5
The Schoolhouse
MERA,
MacDonald’s Corners
 

 

6
Central Park,
Glebe
7
Central Park,  Glebe
9
Strathcona Park,  Sandy Hill
10
Maplewood Park, Oxford Mills
11
Glabar Park,
Glabar Park
12
La Grange B &B, Wakefield
13
R. George Pushman Park,  South Keys
 


14
Reid Park,  Kitchissippi
16
Strathcona Park,  Sandy Hill
17
Clare Gardens Park,  Westboro
18
Walter Baker Park,  Kanata
19
Weston Park,  Alta Vista

Food Drive for the Heron Emergency
Food Cupboard!
20
Windsor Park,
Old Ottawa South
21
Windsor Park,
Old Ottawa South
23
Strathcona Park,  Sandy Hill
24
Watson’s Mill,  Dickinson Square,     Manotick
 

 

25
Centrepointe Park,  Nepean
26
Centrepointe Park,  Nepean
27
Hintonburg Park,  Hintonburg
28
Hintonburg Park,  Hintonburg
30
Strathcona Park,  Sandy Hill
31
Hiawatha Park,  Convent Glen Orleans

 

AUGUST

All shows will start at 7 p.m.,  rain or shine!  No advance ticket needed. No performances on Sundays.

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1
Cumberland Heritage Museum,  Cumberland
 

 

 

 

2
Claudette Cain Park,  Riverside South
3
Richelieu Park,
Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre,  Vanier
4
Summerfest,
Deep River
6
Strathcona Park,  Sandy Hill
7
Lynwood Park,  Bells Corners
8
Mooney’s Bay
Ottawa

9
Mooney’s Bay
Ottawa

 

 

 

 

10
Heritage Park ,
Chapel Hill Orleans
11
Primrose Park,
Preston/ Le Breton
13
Strathcona Park,  Sandy Hill
14
Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre, Carp
15
Briargreen Park,  Nepean
16
Herb Garden,  Almonte
 

 

17
Andrew Haydon Park,  Nepean
18
Stanley Park/
New Edinburgh Park

 

*Lumiere Festival*


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