Agincourt archer

Or ‘What did you do in the War, Daddy?’
The dramatised monologue is a story about war and remembrance centred round a fourteenth century archer and his experiences in France at the Battle of Agincourt.dress rehearsal BTC Nov2012 close up
The story covers the archer’s journey to join the army; along the way he meets Chaucer and the pilgrims on the way to Canterbury.
Spoken and acted in a way to include the audience in his reminiscence, the archer tells of his experiences at war at Agincourt, how they affected him and his family on his return and his reflections on the meaning of war and remembrance.
It includes historical anecdotes, reproduction historical artefacts which are used as part of the drama to bring history and the archer’s story to life. Humour and emotion are strong elements of the tale, as is some assistance from Shakespeare.

 

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This has been performed at
• Remembrance Day 2012 weekend at Beckenham Theatre Centre, Bromley, Kent.
• Pensthorpe Medieval Festival, 2014
• South London Theatre, as a prelude to a performance of Shakespeare’s Henry V, 2014

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  • April 2015 -In association with The Paladins of Chivalry the Agincourt Archer had 3 performances at the Avoncroft Museum,  in their C15 Town House
  • June – private event
  • 8/9th August 2015 – In association with The Paladins of Chivalry the Agincourt Archer had 4 performances at the Medieval Weekend held in Portchester Castle, Portsmouth
  • 12/13 September 2015 – I was pleased to be invited to a celebration of the life of Sir Thomas Erpingham, in Erpingham, Norfolk. I was able to perform the piece 6 times in the Church that he actually built!
  • October 2016 – Maidstone Freemasons.