On 27 June the Magic Garden will close at 17.00. Last entry will be at 16.00.
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.
Step into the dangerous declining years of Henry’s VIII’s reign.
11 April - 31 August 2017
In the grounds of Hampton Court King Henry VIII and his court take up residence for that most Tudor of royal sports: the joust.
15 July - 16 July 2017
Explore the lives of three German princesses, whose marriage into the British royal family and wide-ranging interests placed them at the very heart of the enlightenment underway in 18th century Britain.
22 June - 12 November 2017