A COMPANY of French and British Actors are bringing a reimagining of one of Shakespeare's finest history plays to Chester Cathedral.

Fourteen British and French actors have been announced to lead the cast of Antic Disposition’s Henry V.

The culmination of four years of national and international touring, the

critically-acclaimed production returns to English cathedrals this autumn to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The production comes to Chester Cathedral from October 18-20 at 7.30pm.

Set in a French military hospital in 1915 – 500 years after the Battle of Agincourt – Antic Disposition’s reimagining follows two groups of wounded French and British soldiers as they raise their spirits by staging their own production of Henry V.

Touring ten of England’s most beautiful cathedrals this adaptation combines Shakespeare’s epic history play with original songs and live music inspired by the poetry of A E Housman.

Coinciding with the centenary of the First World War Armistice on November 11, the tour will conclude with a special run at William Shakespeare’s burial place, Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Leading a company of actors from both sides of the Channel, Nathan Hamilton said: Every young actor embarking on his career hopes that he might be lucky enough to portray the one special character that speaks to him louder than any other. The role of Henry V is that for me. I am very excited for the journey that awaits us on this special project.

Antic Disposition’s production of Henry V was first staged in 2015, 600 years after the Battle of Agincourt. It was performed in ten open-air locations in France, followed by a run in Temple Church in London.

Tickets are available from www.henry-v.co.uk or on 0333 666 3366. Tickets are priced from £20 - £40.