STARS of stage and screen, Aaron Sidwell and Lauren Samuels lead the cast in the Barn Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s timeless classic, Henry V, which runs at the Cirencester theatre from May 22-June 22.

Aaron Sidwell (Eastenders, Wicked, American Idiot, Loserville, Ghost) and Lauren Samuels (Bend It Like Beckham, Romantics Anonymous, We Will Rock You, Grease, Water Babies, Over The Rainbow) will star as Henry and Katherine respectively in this production directed by Hal Chambers.

Set in modern surroundings, this enduring classic of Shakespeare’s tale of war, its victors and victims, is cleverly brought up to date and explores the conflict between tradition and modernity in Britain through the lens of a nation at war.

The production will feature an atmospheric neon scenography to place the audience in the current moment, set alongside a beautiful original score to transform Shakespeare’s work into a modern, mesmerizing spectacle of tension and excitement.

The full cast comprises of: Matt Ray Brown (Exeter/Orleans), Alicia Charles (Bardolph/Williams), Elin Philips (Fluellen), Lauren Samuels (Katherine/Boy), Aaron Sidwell (Henry), Adam Sopp (Pistol/Constable), Sarah Waddell (Queen of France) and Jonathan Woolf (Nym/Dauphin).

Designs are by Emily Leonard, with fight direction by Christos Dante, movement direction by Kate Webster, composition by Harry Smith, projection designs by Benjamin Collins, sound design by Chris Cleal and lighting by Sam Rowcliffe Tanner.

Henry V follows The Butterfly Lion, which is currently running at The Barn until May 4.

The 2019 season then continues with a brand new production of the comic thriller, The 39 Steps (July 10-August 10 2019), the award-winning musical Daddy Long Legs (October 2– November 2 2019), and a reimagining of Charles Dickens’ festive masterpiece, A Christmas Carol (November 27 2019 – January 4 2020).

For tickets to Henry V visit or call Box Office 01285 648255.