THIS was a fine account of Shakespeare’s most famous play about war, interestingly staged with fine performances and a most informative programme.

Skilfully guided through this modern-dress production by Joel Jackson’s chorus, we started in the theatre foyer where the English and French kings prepared their armies for war, the English cause promoted by the always watchable Tom Searle as the Archbishop of Canterbury and Patrick Haste’s forthright Ely.

The camouflage-draped main theatre then became the scene as we moved towards Agincourt, Chris Barlow’s Henry a confident leader of men, Kae Ohene-Yeboah a dignified Exeter, and Will Cook (The Boy) a youthful commentator on the brutality of war. Luke Nicholls, too, made the most of Welshman Fluellen. Of the French, John Erskine’s herald Montjoy was an intelligent diplomat and Natalie Ray (Princess Katherine) shone in the delightful translation scene with Alice (Jennifer Burchett).