5-28 August - There will be reduced train service between London Waterloo and Hampton Court. Find out more

When

  • Daytime: Thu to Mon until 21 Aug 2017. Evening: 28, 29, 31 Aug & 1 Sep 2017
Daytime 11.00 & 14.45. Evening 19.30

Important info

Daytime performances are included in palace admission. Meet in the Great Hall.

Tickets for evening performances: £20 / £15 members and concession. Meet outside the main palace entrance.

Book tickets for PowerPlay Lates

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.

Daytime experience is included in your palace ticket 

 

PowerPlay Lates

28, 29, 31 August and 1 September, 19.30

For four nights only, Historic Royal Palaces is presenting PowerPlay as a an evening performance.

£20 / £15 members and concessions

Meet outside the main West Gate Entrance

Please note that there will be no performance on Wednesday 30 August.

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Cast
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

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

PowerPlay Company Biographies

Download the PowerPlay company biographies

Step into the dangerous declining years of Henry’s VIII’s reign at Hampton Court Palace.

11 April - 31 August 2017

40 minutes

A food historian in period costume preparing traditional Tudor meat dish at a wooden table in the Tudor Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

Explore Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court and transport yourself back to the heyday of royal feasting and entertainment.

Open daily

One of the undoubted highlights of a visit to Hampton Court Palace is the sparkling re-creation of Henry VIII's crown on display in the Royal Pew.

Open daily

Anne Boleyn’s famous B pendant necklace, worn throughout her marriage to Henry VIII is available with any initial.

Anne Boleyn initial necklace

Anne Boleyn’s famous B pendant necklace, worn throughout her marriage to Henry VIII is available with any initial.

£50.00

Tudor Rose Cushion - Perfect for a history lover, this Tudor rose cushion symbolises the joining of two rival houses, York and Lancaster.

Tudor Rose cushion

Perfect for a history lover, this Tudor rose cushion symbolises the joining of two rival houses, York and Lancaster.

£40.00

Inspired by the Chapel Royal's magnificent ceiling, this bone china trinket box features gold stars and gilded musical cherubs.

Chapel Royal bone china trinket box

Inspired by the Chapel Royal's magnificent ceiling, this bone china trinket box features gold stars and gilded musical cherubs.

£29.00