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The Faversham Creek Trust is inviting
people across Faversham and beyond to participate in a
‘Shakespeare-in-a-day’ production of Henry V.
Henry V in Faversham is a fundraising
event for the Trust, which hopes to raise £1500-£2000, and involve
lots of local people, either as cast, crew or helping out in some
Daringly, they will
do the whole thing - rehearse and perform - in one day, Saturday,
June 15th. The script will be abridged, running at sixty minutes
and the performance will take place at The Assembly Rooms (Drill
Hall) in Faversham.
They are recruiting
a full technical crew as well as the cast, and no previous experience
is necessary. If you've dreamed of working in the theatre, this is
your chance, as everyone attending the workshops and auditions will
A donation of £20
(students £8) is required to confirm your involvement, with various
benefits in return for your contribution: acting or photography
workshops, reduced price tickets for family or friends, photographs
of yourself on stage, references or other recognition as appropriate,
and of course, the fun and learning involved in delivering the event.
There will also be an extra activity immediately following the
performance, a talk on Henry V by local authorStewart Ross.
If you'd like
to take part in this production, either as a cast member, backstage
crew or front of house assistants, please pick up an application form
from Lotty’s Flowers in Preston Street.
Shakespeare' and 'Stage Photography' Workshops will be held on May
followed one week later (the 18th)
by the Auditions and Casting Day. Then everyone will meet four weeks
rehearse and perform the play. Full details can be found at
Find us on Twitter @HenryVFaversham and search Henry V in Faversham
Henry V had close ties with the town of
Faversham. As a stopping point on the road from London to the coast,
where his journeys to France began, Henry V often stayed at
the MaisonDieu in
Ospringe. On his final return journey, his body was laid to rest
there before making its way back to London.
The Faversham Creek
Trust is a charity dedicated to reviving the maritime traditions of
Faversham Creek, including establishing training for young
shipwrights and bringing traditional vessels back to the historic
basin of the Port of Faversham. For more information,