Henry V - Lion of England by Nick Hennegan, based on William Shakespeare's classic. Edinburgh Festival, 2018.
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Directed by Nick Hennegan
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Come and see us back home at The Billesley, Birmingham!
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And we're back Touring in 2023...
...thirty years after our first production and after a successful London run, we are remounting Jim Cartwright's classic comedy drama at the Billesley Pub in Birmingham - where Maverick was born 30 years ago!
And if you know of a pub or a space with a function room (the size doesn't matter!) anywhere in the UK and they have £250 - we'll come to you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Photos: Glen Arkadieff
AND We're out in London every week with our acclaimed London Literary Pub Crawl.
And we are also touring later in the year with a radical, new, critically-acclaimed, sell-out Edinburgh Fringe Hit play about Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George, written by great grandson, Robert Lloyd George.
A NEW ACTORS AGENCY - MAVERICK TALENT UK
A SPECIAL ONE-OFF EVENT WITH NICK HENNEGAN
'Adapting Classics for a Modern Audience.' Playground Theatre, London and online. Date to be confirmed.
Starting with his version of Shakespeare's Henry V in 1992 (after a drunk night in a pub!) award-winning writer, director and producer Nick Hennegan has toured the world with his critically acclaimed small-scale adaptations of some of the greatest stories ever written. His latest is his adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, a story he fell in love with as a small boy. In this informal chat, Nick is joined by Olivier Award-winner Guy Masterson. Nick will talk about the steps he takes to create his acclaimed 5* productions and attract top talent like Sir Derek Jacobi and Kenneth Branagh.
2021 was a very weird summer. So was 1997, when our Artistic Director, Nick Hennegan won four awards for his new play 'A Ghost of A Chance'. But he had to deal with a small boy, a TV star, a famous director, a difficult pub and the death of Princess Diana! He kept a stream of consciousness diary - 'How To Make A Crisis Out Of A Drama' and he's been reading extracts on our new YouTube channel.
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Sir Kenneth Branagh
"I don't go to theatre really. I went to the pantomime once but never seen Shakespeare. But I fancied a pint and took a chance on Henry V - Lion Of England. It was brilliant, man. Especially the battle at the end. I'm gonna go and see more Shakespeare now. Ta Maverick." Andy. (Kingstanding Estate, Birmingham.)
Audience review - 'Henry V - Lion of England' by Nick Hennegan, based on Shakespeare's Henry V.
Our acclaimed shows, P.A.L.S. and Romeo and Juliet tranferred from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, to London. Read some of the reviews by clicking on the stars and "Highly Recommended Show" box below.
P.A.L.S... The story of Pete, Andy, Linda and Sue (the P.A.L.S.) was a sell-out hit at its workshop in Birmingham. It tells the (true) story of four friends growing up from the 1950's to the 2000's. And the same four actors present Romeo and Juliet - looking at the rivalry between two footballing families. Both shows will be touring soon. Contact us for details.
The acclaimed Edinburgh Festival hit - featuring the voice of Sir Derek Jacobi as Old Hamlet - is now booking for 2022/23
1ST SAT OF THE MONTH in central London -
THE 'SPEAKEASY CABARET'
Due to the Corona virus, we've had to postpone Maverick Theatre’s brand NEW monthly spoken wordnight in Central London, our ‘SpeakEasy Cabaret’ at the Wheatsheaf Pub, London, W1.
When things return to 'normal', so shall we! See the Best of the Edinburgh Fringe. And join in yourself! We invite YOU to come along and tell a story, sing a song or read a poem. There are only two rules. 1. It should be no more than 10 mins long. And 2. It must be your work! To book a story slot email email@example.com. Or just turn up! The SpeakEasy Cabaret - spoken word. Every first Saturday of the month. We will return!
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
AFTER CRITICAL SUCCESS AND SELL-OUT performances at the edinburgh festival, WE ARE now TOURING 'HENRY V-LION OF ENGLAND' 'ROMEO AND JULIET', 'P.A.L.S.' AND 'HAMLET-HORATIO'S TALE' FROM SPRING 2024. PLEASE E-MAIL FOR DETAILS.
Maverick returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019, with the production that started it all in 1992 - 'Henry V - Lion of England.' and Nick Hennegan's second solo Shakespeare adaptation 'Hamlet - Horatio's Tale' with Sir Derek Jacobi as the voice of Old Hamlet, to the festival. We produced both shows in rep.
We're also touring 'A Christmas Carol', adapted and directed by Artistic DirectorNick Hennegan, with Guy Masterson and TTI . Again, please email for details
Henry V - Lion of England, Hamlet - Horatio's Tale, along with A Christmas Carol are the first of a series of productions adapted and directed by Nick Hennegan known as Maverick's 'Pocket Classics'. P.A.L.S. is the first of our contemporary community writings.
Maverick Theatre and Theatre Tours International present
A Christmas Carol
Adapted and Directed by Nick Hennegan, the legendary Guy Masterson recreates Charles Dickens' performance of his much loved classic. See the dedicated website, www.TheChristmasCarol.co.uk
NOW BOOKING AND TOURING THE UK IN 2020/21.