The first part of 'The Henriad', Shakespeare's major sequence of History plays, was an astonishing success. It was
amazing to see how much work had gone into such an interesting and dynamic
performance. In a Shakespeare piece, it can be quite hard for an audience to stay
with the storyline. However, this was definitely not the case here, as exciting
pieces of drama enticed the audience throughout.
The cast of nearly thirty boys and girls did an amazing job, as everyone was involved in
something exciting. Superb performances from Arran Ryder and Jasper Perry were
a rather shocking highlight of the evening, when their necks were gruesomely
snapped as traitors. An amazing performance from both Archie McChesney, as Bolingbroke, and George Chilvers, as York, kept the action going with small pieces of comedy and tragedy. And of course,
Adam Hargreaves was excellent as King Richard, with his amazing change from a high-status king to a low-status prisoner. Overall, the whole cast should be extremely proud of what they
have performed and achieved.
The Play was directed by RML.
Next Production in the 'Henriad' sequence will be 'Henry IV, Part One', which runs from January 19th - 21st.
Report by Olly Daly, A Social, Fifth