Henry V

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Old Red Lion Theatre

Until Sat Sep 29 2012

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© Richard Davenport

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Peter

This is an inventive take on Henry V providing a strong and dramatic comment on modern warfare and politics by replacing France with Iraq and representing the character of Henry as one split between soldier and politician with excellent references to the Blair and Bush administrations. The actors fill the small and atmospheric space above the Old Red Lion Pub with good performances complemented with clever use of TV footage made for the play and some clever and sometimes shocking references to the so called war on terror. A great fringe production and worthy of your attention.