Award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition celebrate their 10th anniversary year with two special productions, performed in spectacular and historical site-specific locations in central London.
Award-winning Antic Disposition has won critical acclaim for staging visually striking, site-specific productions in spectacular historic buildings, including sold-out runs of The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Christmas Carol in Elizabethan Middle Temple Hall, and Romeo and Juliet in the ancient Temple Church.
The company triumphed last year at the Peter Brook / Empty Space Awards, winning the coveted Peter Brook / Equity Ensemble Award.
Antic Disposition, founded in 2005 by director Ben Horslen and director/designer John Risebero, are to celebrate their 10th anniversary with two productions, both performed in spectacular site-specific locations in central London.
Henry V will be staged in Temple Church from Monday 24 August – Saturday 5 September.
Marking both the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt and the ongoing centenary of the First World War, Antic Disposition will stage a new production of Shakespeare’s epic drama in the ancient Temple Church from Monday 24 August to Saturday 5 September.
Performed by a cast of British and French actors led by recent RADA graduate Freddie Stewart in the title role, this uplifting production celebrates the complex historical relationship between our two nations – from the Hundred Years War to the Entente Cordiale. Located in the secluded and tranquil heart of London’s legal quarter between Fleet Street and the River Thames, Temple Church was built by the Knights Templar in the 12th-century and is one of London’s most beautiful and historic buildings. Perhaps best known for its unusual round form and stone effigies of medieval knights, Temple Church became famous more recently as a key location in Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code.
Henry V is directed by Ben Horslen and John Risebero, who also designs, with original music by James Burrows and musical direction by Christopher Peake.
A Christmas Carol will again be staged in Middle Temple Hall between Tuesday 22 December and Wednesday 30 December. Following sell-out seasons in 2012 and 2014, Antic Disposition’s acclaimed musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens festive classic A Christmas Carol will return to the spectacular Elizabethan setting of Middle Temple Hall from Tuesday 22 – Wednesday 30 December.
Combining the ghostly tale of miser Ebenezer Scrooge with a score of original songs inspired by the carols of a traditional Victorian Christmas, Antic Disposition’s A Christmas Carol has already been seen by over 5,000 people and is now established as one of London’s most magical festive treats. A Christmas Carol will be performed in the highly atmospheric 16th-century Middle Temple Hall, a location well known to Dickens himself, who studied law at the ancient institution. Just a short distance from Temple Church, the stunning hall was completed in 1573 and remains virtually unchanged to this day. With its cobbled alleyways and gas-lit courtyards, a visit to the Middle Temple is a journey into the London that Dickens himself knew, creating the perfect backdrop for this celebration of his much-loved Christmas classic. The historic hall will be decked for the occasion with boughs of holly, and mulled wine, mince pies and other traditional festive fare will be available to add to the Yuletide spirit.
Based on the novella by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol has a book and lyrics by Ben Horslen and John Risebero, and music by Christopher Peake. A Christmas Carol is directed by Ben Horslen and John Risebero, who also designs.
Antic Disposition presents Henry V by William Shakespeare
24 August to 5 September 2015
Monday – Saturday at 7.45pm
Saturday matinees at 3pm
Temple Church, Temple, London, EC4Y 7BB
Antic Disposition presents A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Book and Lyrics by Ben Horslen and John Risebero
Music by Christopher Peake
22 to 30 December 2015
Daily at 3.00pm and 7.30pm
11.00am and 3.00pm on 24 December
No performances on 25 / 26 December
Middle Temple Hall
Middle Temple Lane, London, EC4Y 9AT
Henry V: £20 – £40
A Christmas Carol: £20 – £45
Season Discount: 10% discount if booking both productions in one transaction
Box Office: 0333 666 3366
Book online at www.anticdisposition.co.uk
Thursday 4th June 2015