Preview: Henry V, Brighton Theatre Royal (November 15-19)

NATIONALISM at its most dangerous and exciting is on stage at the Theatre Royal, Brighton next week.

Henry V tells the tale of reputedly the greatest British warrior in English folklore.

At a time when increasing numbers of British servicemen and women are seeing active service, all-male company Propeller brings its unique take on one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.

Dangerous, thrilling and deeply moving, Henry V marks the beginning of a journey that takes us from the corridors of Westminster to the battlefields of France in an evening of unforgettable power.

Internationally acclaimed Propeller won this year’s best touring production award at the Theatre Awards UK, which honour creative excellence, for their productions of The Comedy of Errors and Richard III..

Led by Director Edward Hall, Propeller is renowned for combining a rigorous approach to the text with an exciting, physical aesthetic.

Propeller is known for engaging its audience’s imagination and bring fresh understanding to classic plays.

It’s Shakespeare rediscovered.

Edward Hall is the founder and Artistic Director of Propeller, for whom he has directed Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Merchant of Venice.

In 2002 Hall directed Rose Rage, a two-part adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy.

He was appointed artistic director of Hampstead Theatre in January 2010. He is also an artistic associate of The National Theatre, The Old Vic and The Watermill Theatre, Newbury.

Henry V is staged every evening from Monday, November 15 to Saturday, November 19 with matinee performances from 2.30pm on Thursday and Saturday.