In 1913 the boys of King Edward VI School staged a production of HENRY V at the Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. The composer at the theatre that year was the young Ralph Vaughan Williams, who composed music especially for HENRY V.
All the boys taking part in the production fought soon after in the First World War, and seven were killed.
One hundred years later in a space familiar to the boys of 1913, Edward’s Boys – a group from King Edward VI School – will perform a production of HENRY V in the Swan Theatre with Old Boy Tim Pigott-Smith playing Chorus, and the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, only recently discovered, will be heard for the first time in a century.
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