Wednesday 11th May, Corn Exchange, Newbury RG14 5BD
7.30pm (ends approx 9.50pm)
This screening of the classic 1944 film Henry V, based on Shakespeare’s play of the same title, honours the 400th anniversary year of the great playwright’s death.
The opening scene evokes, fittingly, an early 17th-century stage production of the play at the Globe Theatre, before travelling back in time to 1415 and the epic narrative of King Henry V on the battlefields of France.
This distinctive film not only starred Laurence Olivier but was also directed by him, winning him an Academy Honorary Award. William Walton’s score is recognized as one of the finest ever composed for the cinema.