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All the nice girls (boys) love a sailor (soldier).

Many regular readers will have had experiences with dark tunnels near Waterloo Station, but this time we’re offering something a little more cultured.

The latest offering from Network Theatre, a ‘Top Ten London Fringe theatre’ tucked away by the side of Waterloo Station, is Shakespeare’s historical classic Henry V.

Over the years Henry V has been associated with many historical conflicts. Network’s Production sets the action between England and France at the time of their most titanic struggle – the era of the Napoleonic Wars. Amidst the crash of cannons and the clash of bayonets, young (and handsome) King Hal and his redcoated band of brothers will hazard all to win a Kingdom. Containing some of the best-known speeches and most colourful characters, Henry V is a soldier’s tale, moving from courts to pubs to the muddy Battlefields of France.

In perfectly pressed period uniforms (and a working cannon), a battalion of young men in uniform invite you to join them. As a special offer to celebrate Waterloo Day on Monday 18th May there’s a free glass of champagne for every audience member to toast ‘Harry, England and St George’!

Tickets are available from over here.

Henry V runs from Thursday 14th June to Saturday 23rd June at 7.30pm at Network Theatre, 246a Lower Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8SF.

Photo: Andy Bradshaw

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