HENRY V – Temple Church

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In ordinary circumstances I need to be dragged to Shakespeare, and not even Hozier can Take Me To Church, but Antic Disposition’s happy coincidence of blood, bandage and badinage in a soldierly setting made their Henry V no penance at all.

To start with, Temple Church is a gorgeous light and vaulting space, and the planked traverse stage feels solid and well-appointed as does the whole place thanks to the patronage of the judges and barristers whose premises nudge in on it from every side. The Inner Temple is a funny little enclave of bourgeoisie: the men on Grindr wore ties.