KING’S FACE a new play
A two person, single set, full length historical play based on the injury threatening the life of Prince Hal, the future King Henry V.
CAST LIST 2-Males
The King’s Face is a single set, ninety minute play that can be done with or without an intermission.
SYNOPSIS: At the battle of Shrewsbury, King Henry IV’s crown is at last secured, only to have his son, Prince Harry of Monmouth, struck down with an arrow to the face. The Prince is given up for dead. As a last resort, surgeon John Bradmore is summoned to examine the young royal. Over the course of several days, the pair develop a father and son relationship, while examining questions of terrorism, war, religion, patriotism and what it means to lead a nation. The play culminates in Bradmore saving the Prince, and revealing the true temperament of the future King Henry V.
SETTING & COSTUMES: The play is set in a chamber in Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire. The date is 1403, but the setting, costumes and props can be timeless reflecting the middle ages or modern day. The key is simplicity and consistency.
EXPERTISE: Dr Piers Mitchell of Cambridge University, author of Medicine in the Crusades: Warfare Wounds and the Medieval Surgeon lent his expertise in medieval medicine.
STAMFORD: Voodoo Lounge
BRIGHTON: Iambic Theatre
Sun 22 May, Curtain up 3.00pm, opening in Brighton
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