Aaron Sidwell & Lauren Samuels will star in a modern production of Shakespeare’s Henry V at The Barn Theatre in Cirencester.

Directed by Hal Chambers, this contemporary production explores the conflict between tradition and modernity in Britain through the lens of a nation at war.

Sidwell is best known for his portrayal of Steven Beale in the long-running BBC soap Eastenders. His burgeoning stage credits include Fiyero in the UK tour of Wicked, Johnny in Green Day’s American Idiot (West End), Carl Bruner in Ghost the Musical (Germany), Loserville (West End), Grey Gardens (off-West End) and Cool Rider Live (West End).

Lauren Samuels received her big break as a finalist in the BBC tv programme Over The Rainbow; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for Dorothy for the West End production of The Wizard of Oz. She made her West End debut in the lead role of Sandy in Grease (Piccadilly Theatre), followed by West End performances in Bend It Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre) and Vanities (Trafalgar Studios); Off-West End credits include La Ronde (The Bunker Theatre); Romantics Anonymous (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse); A Hundred Words For Snow (Arcola Theatre); and The Big Corner (Octagon Theatre).

The production will also features Matt Ray Brown, Alicia Charles, Elin Philips, Adam Sopp, Sarah Waddell and Jonathan Woolf.

The creative team includes designs by Emily Leonard, fight direction by Christos Dante, movement direction by Kate Webster, composition by Harry Smith, projection designs by Benjamin Collins, sound design by Chris Cleal and lighting by Sam Rowcliffe Tanner.

Henry V runs from 22 May 2019 until 22 June 2019 at The Barn Theatre, Cirencester.