Students in Royal and University Celebrations
of the University of Leicester are playing their part in commemorating the
University's 80th Anniversary and the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
are staging Shakespeare's Henry V as the first play to open at a new theatre
venue at the University.
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.
Rebecca Clark said: "Staging Henry V is apposite in view of the Queen's
Jubilee, the University's own celebrations and Royal connections.
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."
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.
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
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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