Colorado College / England / junior year / London

Henry V

So…

Tonight was the second of several productions on our class schedule for London: The Art of Adaptation. Based on the famous Shakespeare play, this particular Henry V starred Jude Law! The production was held at the Noel Coward Theatre, and presented by the Michael Grandage Company.

Noel Coward Theatre

Noel Coward Theatre

Noel Coward Theatre

Noel Coward Theatre

Michael Grandage Company

Michael Grandage Company

Jude Law as Henry V

Jude Law as Henry V

While waiting for the doors to open, Steven distributed the tickets to all of us one by one. We were all told earlier on that our seats would be quite high up, but I don’t think any of us realized that it would be such a steep and angled view of the stage!

Henry V plot summary

Henry V plot summary

Ticket and Playbill/Program!

Ticket and Playbill/Program!

is that the stage?!

is that the stage?!

The play was quite traditional, both in speech and costuming. However it was a bit off-putting to have the Chorus dressed in modern clothes (a Union Jack t-shirt and jeans, to be precise) – AND play another character in the same outfit!

After the play ended, we were really tired. Unfortunately we remembered that the underground tube stations were still on strike, so it was off to the bus stop!

"not in service" buses piled up on the streets...

“not in service” buses piled up on the streets…

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