Anne Boleyn
by Howard Brenton
22nd - 30th November 2013
~ Directed by Andy Lee ~

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Traditionally seen as a pawn manoeuvred into Henry VIII's bed by an ambitious father and his friends, or as a sexually licentious predator, even a witch, Anne Boleyn here is shown to be witty and confident in her sexuality, as she takes on the vicious world of Tudor Court politics. She is in love with Henry - but also in love with the most dangerous ideas of her day. Howard Brenton's astonishing drama memorably brings to life a brilliant but reckless young woman, whose marriage and death transformed England for ever.

Anne Boleyn enjoyed two smash-hit, sell out seasons at Shakespeare's Globe before delighting even bigger audiences on a UK national tour in 2012.

Cast
Emma MuirAnne Boleyn
Paul MOrtonKing Henry VIII
Patrick SunnersCardinal Thomas Cromwell
Graham KilnerCardinal Wolsey
Ros BarnesLady Rochford
Julia RyanLady Celia/1st Countrywoman
Jo ManserLady Jane Seymour/2nd Countrywom
Barry GrossmanSimpkin/Parrott
Ryan PearsonSloope
Andy HowellRobert Cecil/William Tyndale
Michael BrooksGeorge Villiers/1st Countryman
Roger SlaterHenry Barrow
Barry LeeDean Lancelot Andrewes
Eric ChorleyDr.John Reynolds
Crew
Claudia McKelveyStage Manager
Chris SmithProduction Secretary
Andy PatersonLights
Tony MasonSound
Angela ReissProps
Shelagh MaughanWardrobe
Peter ReissPrompt

Photos by Steve Beeston Photography
Review by Leonard Rogers