It's 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 the birth of their 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, Lady Worcester
William Reay - Henry VIII
Hannah James-Scott - Mary
Morag Sims - Anne Boleyn
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 and Wednesdays from 11 April to 30 August & Thursday 31 August
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The Tudor Kitchens
Daily from 14 April to 31 August
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