Henry the Fifth (2013): Unicorn Theatre, London, Weston Theatre
PrHenry the Fifth (2013)
CAST: Hannah Boyde (Katherine); Rhys Rusbatch (Distant Cousin Nigel); Abdul Salis (Narrator); Shane Zaza (Henry).
"...presenting [Shakespeare's Henry V] as a playground scrap over a sandcastle in which boys fight over a crown, then cause the death of thousands. There are no heroics here, only teenage strops; no crowning victory, just a terrible mess....Beginning on a bare stage on which a golden crown glints enticingly, the action moves to France - a beach on a large, moving table complete with sandcastle - and into the battle of Agincourt, in which the combatants are portrayed by ranks of helium balloons...."
~ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, 18 October 2013