Henry VIII comes to power

Immerse yourself in the stories of Henry VIII's magnificent Hampton Court Palace through a series of up-close encounters with the people who created its history.  You may even see the king himself

Included in the palace admission. 


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Thursdays to Mondays from 7th April to 28th August
(except 1st - 5th June)
Times tbc

It is the summer of 1533 and Henry VIII and his new, pregnant Queen, Anne Boleyn, are arriving at Hampton Court to inspect the building works before Anne gives birth to the child who everyone is sure will be the long-awaited male heir.

In a new play, written for Hampton Court Palace by Sarah Dickenson and directed by Jo McInnes, you are invited to experience for yourself the hopes, dreams and fears of the Tudor dynasty and a nation.

Alice Bonifacio - Grace
Mabel Clements - Jane Seymour
JP Conway - Thomas Cranmer
Royce Cronin - Thomas Cromwell
Craig Fletcher - George
Timothy George - Edward Seymour
Polly Nayler - Bess
William Reay - Henry VIII
Hannah James-Scott - Mary
Morag Sims - Anne Boleyn

Creative Team
Sarah Dickenson - Writer  
Jo McInnes - Director  
Siân Williams - Movement Director 
Simon Slater - Music Director 
Amelia Jane Hankin & Claire Wardroper - Designers
Tom Latter - Associate Director 
Emily Jones - Casting Director



Please note, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, a revised Encounters With The Tudors schedule will be performed as part of the Hampton Court Tudor Joust weekend.


You can also experience more Encounters With The Tudors with:

Heads, Hearts and Heresy

Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 11th April to 30th August & Thursday 31st August
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The Tudor Kitchens

Daily from 14 April to 31 August
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