Merely Theatre created their first national tour in the spring of 2016, produced by The Production Exchange.
Henry V told the story of young King Henry’s famous victory at Agincourt while outnumbered, but underestimated, by the French. The show uses football shirts to separate the French and English armies in Shakespeare’s most patriotic History play. An exciting, humorous and profound portrait of the birth of modern England.
“Outstanding… absolutely explodes with energy and the excitement that the cast project is infectious… a lesson in how to do Shakespearian histories in an accessible, likeable, and approachable way.” Everything Theatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream playfully depicted the comically intertwining tales of feuding forest gods, midnight elopements and staging a theatre show. This energetic production of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy stayed true to the text while presenting it in an exuberant and stripped back style.
“This exuberant young company bubbles, tumbles and buffets its way through a performance like rushing water over rapids… with frantic pace, but absolute clarity… this is cracking theatre, and a triumph of resourcefulness and invention.” Eastbourne Herald
Lincoln Theatre Royal
Wakefield Theatre Royal
Old Joint Stock, Birmingham
Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham
Lakeside Theatre, Colchester
Farnham Maltings, Farnham
The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead
Eastwood Park Theatre,
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
Maltings Arts Centre, St Albans
Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Taunton
Theatre N16, London
Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon
Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
Theatre At The Mill, Newtonabbey
Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick
Island Arts, Lisburn
Kings Theatre, Edinburgh