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Theatre Royal Bath announces Henry V in new season

”An Ideal Husband” will also transfer to the venue direct from the West End

Theatre Royal Bath and Ben Hall
Theatre Royal Bath and Ben Hall
(© Freia Turland (L) Patrick Cadell (R))

Theatre Royal Bath has announced two productions as part of its summer season.

The Ustinov studio space will present Bristol-based theatre company Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory's new production of Henry V, which will star Ben Hall (The Durrells) in the title role. Directed by Elizabeth Freestone (The Comedy of Errors, RSC), the production will embark on a UK tour after it runs at Bath from 21 June to 21 July, including a run at Tobacco Factories in Bristol in September.

The West End production of An Ideal Husband, directed by Theatre Royal Bath AD Jonathan Church, will transfer into the venue's main space in July for a 4-week run. The show, which follows an ambitious politician Sir Robert Chiltern as he navigates a world of corruption and blackmail, opens the summer season, the second under Church's stewardship.

The venue will also be one of the stops for the newly announced tour of Florian Zeller's new play The Height of the Storm in September, starring Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins.

Further shows for the season are to be announced.