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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre performance of Henry VI at St Albans Cathedral a big success
An enthralled audience gathered at St Albans Cathedral on Sunday which provided a stunning backdrop when Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre performed performed Henry VI.
On Sunday, August 11 a sell-out audience sat outside the West End of St Albans Cathedral from early afternoon through till dark.
The three plays that make up Henry VI were staged outside at the West End as part of a series of open air performances at Wars of the Roses battlefields.
Richard Watson, Sub Dean of the Abbey said: "It has been an incredibly busy weekend, with sold out ‘battlefield performances’ of Henry VI outside the West End of the Cathedral, as well as hundreds of visitors coming to see Magna Carta.
"The performances by the The Globe were fantastic, but a very special moment was when I was able to show Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (played by Garry Cooper) his own tomb in the Cathedral.
"And of course as well as the weekend’s special events there was the usual routine of prayers, visitors, pilgrimages, and a wedding.
"It was a great example of how we can engage creatively with our past heritage, and at the same time be a living Christian community today."
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