With its rousing speeches and story of royal redemption, Henry V is one of William Shakespeare's most famous plays.
But this old favourite was given a whole new twist by Elmhurst's drama troupe, who staged and performed a punk-inspired version of the classic as part of the annual Shakespeare School's Festival. Twenty-one children from across years five and six worked for five months to stage the production that received rapturous applause from the sold-out audience of hundreds at the Broadway Theatre, Barking. This was Elmhurst's thirteenth year involved in the festival and, once again, the benefit to the children's confidence, public speaking and comprehension was profound. The audition process is already underway for the school's next production (of Scotland-set tragedy Macbeth) with the current year four and fives to be ready to perform in next Spring's festival.
Well done to our aspiring actors!