About the Project

Launching this summer, Road to Agincourt is a two year programme marking the 600th commemorations of the Battle of Agincourt.

2015 is the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt that famous victory when Henry V’s small ‘band of brothers’ defeated the flower of the French army. The build up to that campaign and its aftermath had long reaching effects on the history of England and the history of Hampshire.

The programme celebrates the theatre’s new-writing strand of work with three newly commissioned plays: Across the Dark Water by Ben Musgrave, will tour historic sites in our region recreating the events of the Southampton Plot to overthrow the King; The Road to Glory by Neil Duffield, follows the journey of the young people sent to battle; and Shakesperience, a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s thrilling Henry V. With thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund the programme will also see us partner with a variety of local organisations to host a series of bespoke events and activities spanning a two year period that will recognise and commemorate the important role of our region in King Henry V’s journey to battle. Step back in time, walk in the footsteps of the King, visit key historical locations and uncover the dark underbelly of this thrilling period of history.