A company of 14 British and French actors lead the cast of Antic Disposition’s Henry V, as the critically acclaimed production returns to English cathedrals this autumn to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Set in a French military hospital in 1915 – 500 years after the Battle of Agincourt – Antic Disposition’s reimagining follows two groups of wounded French and British soldiers as they raise their spirits by staging their own production of Henry V.

Leading a company of actors from both sides of the Channel, Nathan Hamilton (As You Like It, Shared Experience; After the Dance, Theatre by the Lake) will make his Antic Disposition debut as King Henry V. Joining the company are Aude Le Pape, Ollie Kaiper-Leach, Tom Gabriel, Christabel Muir, Scott Howland and Vinicius Timmerman. Completing the cast, Maurice Byrne, Callum Coates, Chris Hespel, Andrew Hodges, James Murfitt, Charles Neville and Dean Riley return to the production, which is a powerful tribute to the young soldiers caught up in conflicts five centuries apart.

Commenting on his new role, Nathan Hamilton said, "Every young actor embarking on his career hopes that he might be lucky enough to portray the one special character that speaks to him louder than any other. The role of Henry V is that for me. I am very excited for the journey that awaits us on this special project."

Antic Disposition’s production of Henry V was first staged in 2015, 600 years after the Battle of Agincourt. It was performed in ten open-air locations in France, followed by a run in Temple Church in London. The production was revived in spring 2016 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Antic Disposition’s Henry V deserves its revival tour of British Cathedrals. It is a slick theatrical operation, well-acted, well-designed and well-conceived (★★★★★, British Theatre).

Henry V will be performed in Hereford Cathedral on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. To book,