Bridport Arts Centre’s Honorary Patron, Philip Sutton (RA), is returning in 2019 with an exhibition of his works on Shakespeare.
Philip Sutton has been a strong supporter of the Globe Theatre which was established through his friendship with the architect Theo Crosby and the American actor Sam Wanamaker. Sam spent many years in the 50s trying to get the Globe Theatre off the ground, which Philip supported by producing posters becoming a friend of the project.
Henry V is a strong influence for Philip’s work on Shakespeare:
“I realised that Henry V, Elizabethan England and the battle of Agincourt was a good beginning for me. It has been a great revelation to translate that particular part of English history. One thing that struck me about Henry V marching his army through France was the 15,000 men that travelled through the countryside, farmers and people around about would have remained undisturbed”.
“Shakespeare kaleidoscopes history. Here is a man who can take historic facts, juggle them around and reassemble them in a magical way, and who makes us believe in what he has done”.
To accompany the work there will be films, workshops and events happening in and around Bridport with a Shakespearean influence.