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Southmead Library, Bristol

Monday, 16 Jul

£5.34 - £8.54

“Cheerly to sea; the signs of war advance:

No king of England, if not king of France...”

Let Librarian Theatre 'on your imaginary forces work', as they bring the legendary Siege of Harfleur and Battle of Agincourt to life in their own unique way this summer: amongst the bookshelves of libraries around Bristol.

Set in the round with a minimal design and live backing from a musician, this dynamic 'rapid-retelling' of Henry V is performed by just two actors. But who is to play the warrior king? Find out on the night...

Established in 2015 by performers Kelly Eva-May and Tom Cuthbertson and funded by Arts Council England, Librarian Theatre work alongside the library sector to produce library tours of innovative plays, specifically tailored to perform among the bookshelves. This is their fourth production, following The Book's the Thing (adapted from Hamlet), A Christmas Carol and Alice in the Cuckoo's Nest.

Currently, 17 of Bristol's 26 branch libraries are under threat of closure from government cuts. By pioneering outside the traditional stage environment and into local communities, Librarian Theatre aims to inspire new audiences whilst broadening support for essential public services.

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Southmead Library

Greystoke Avenue


BS10 6AR

Accessible for wheelchair users.

Please print and bring your tickets to the event entrance.

Please arrive 15 minutes before performance start time.

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We look forward to seeing you!


Bristol Shakespeare Festival

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival offers fresh, exciting and accessible ways into Shakespeare. From its in-house productions, to platforming the very best local and national companies, BSF is a volunteer-led celebration of work in unusual spaces across Bristol and beyond. Using local talent and creatives for productions, as well as running its own workshops and educational events, BSF makes work that gives both its audiences and participants entertaining and enriching experience with Shakespeare.