University of Leicester eBulletin

Students in Royal and University Celebrations

October 2002
No 242

Students of the University of Leicester are playing their part in commemorating the University's 80th Anniversary and the Queen's Golden Jubilee.

They are staging Shakespeare's Henry V as the first play to open at a new theatre venue at the University.

The University of Leicester Theatre Society is staging the play in the refurbished Queen's Hall in the Percy Gee Building which was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1957 when the University was granted its Royal Charter.

Producer Rebecca Clark said: "Staging Henry V is apposite in view of the Queen's Jubilee, the University's own celebrations and Royal connections.

"This play is a heroic love story, a fantastic tale of nationalism and regal pride. Based on the life of King Henry V of England, this production will take you back to a world when England was ruled by a gallant and noble King and patriotism was at its peak." 

The theatre society is run by students and the majority of its members are students at the University. The production is their first one this term and is the first in the brand new venue.

Rebecca added: "The play is dedicated to the Queen on her Golden Jubilee and to the University on its 80th anniversary which ended last month. This production promises to be a spectacular occasion and will delight all who come to see it".

The production, directed by Hal Iggulden, opens on Thursday 7th November and runs until Saturday 9th. Tickets cost 5 (full) and 4 (concs) and are available form either the University bookshop  or the Box Office on 252 2000.

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