(WINDSOR, ON) – Entering its 8th season, The Edge Productions is taking an all-female production of William Shakespeare’s Henry V from Windsor to Ottawa. The tour is traveling to more traditional venues, but the show is also performing, for free, at youth treatment centres and in a female prison.
Henry IV is dead and Hal is now King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind and strive to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Touted by some as Shakespeare’s action movie, the all-female production is set against the backdrop of the Battle of Agincourt allowing the focus to be on the snap decisions of youth and Hal’s journey to become a worthy leader.
With 25 roles played by 8 women, this is going to be a creative and action packed trek through the battlefield; challenging perceptions and subverting expectations.
- Robin Luckwaldt (Henry),
- Àine Donnelly (Fluellen, Grey, Alice),
- Celeste Maria Fiallos (Pistol, Scroop, Orleans),
- Marina Gomes (Gower, Cambridge, French Soldier/Mr Fer),
- Arielle Zamora (Exeter, French Governor, Bates),
- Olivia Ridpath (Westmoreland, Katherine, Constable, Boy),
- Rebecca Lashmar (Dauphin, Burgundy, Williams), and
- Janine Marley (Montjoy, French Ambassador, Herald, Messenger, King of France).
Directed by Miriam Goldstein, this production is touring from June 1 through June 15. Set design by Nathanial Cedroni, costume design by Jacqueline Karabatsos, and lighting design by Nathanial Cedroni and Morgan Corbett-Collins.
- WINDSOR- SHO Studios – June 1, 2, and 3
- KINGSTON – The Tett Centre – June 7
- TORONTO – The Attic Arts Hub – June 8 and 9
- HAMILTON – The Staircase Theatre – June 10
- OTTAWA – McNabb Recreation Centre – June 11
- ST THOMAS – Princess Avenue Playhouse – June 15
*Show dates still being added.