maegwynn and I went to see Henry V (on trapeze) at Burning Coal Theatre Company tonight. It was awesome. Yes, it's mostly on trapeze. No, it's not a gimmick: the trapeze work is integrated into the performance as three-dimensional blocking, and adds an interesting almost film-like quality to the performance. They had me from the moment they conjured a throne from trapeze bars for Henry. Solid performances. Loads of fun. Go see. Shows Sunday, and ends next weekend after its Thursday to Sunday run.
Trailer for the performance on youtube here: