The Famous Victories of Henry V (2015): Royal Shakespeare Company, First Encounters with Shakespeare for Younger Audiences touring production

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Location: First Encounters with Shakespeare for Younger Audiences touring production
Live Performance

PRINCIPAL CAST: Daniel Abbott (Mistress Quickly); Martin Bassindale (Prince Hal/Henry V); Evelyn Miller (Hotspur/Dauphin); Simon Yadoo (Falstaff/Henry IV).

This production toured to schools in the late spring and early summer of 2015. Complete dates are not known, but the production visited Hull, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newcastle--under-lyme, Leicester and Cornwall. It also played in the Swan Theatre on 12 June 2015.

"On the morning of the Othello opening in Stratford-upon-Avon, the RSC held a press performance of their latest 'First Encounters' educational initiative in Clifton Primary School in Birmingham....The distillation of the plays by director Owen similar, with the Henrys to Phyllida Lloyd's all-female version at the Donmar Warehouse last year: a concentration on Part One - the Gadshill escapade, the mock trial, the battle at Shrewsbury - and, from Part Two, just the death of the king and the rejection of Falstaff scene...There's a delightful, imposing double from Simon Yadoo as Falstaff and Henry IV. Martin Bassindale is a boyish, febrile Prince Hal (more interesting than Alex Hassell's in the main company version), Evelyn Miller striking as both Hotspur and the Dauphin, Daniel Abbott downright hilarious as a bosom-heaving, Caribbean-sounding Mistress Quickly."  ~ Michael Coveney,, 12 June 2015.

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