Meet two Tudor prisoners of King Henry VIII
Elizabeth Barton, the Holy Maid of Kent and Alice Wolfe, accused of Piracy, have been imprisoned at the Tower in 1533. If convicted, they face execution.
Listen to their stories and decide whether and how you could help them to escape.
What's the story behind this performance?
Turbulent Times in Tudor England. King Henry VIII has decided to divorce his Queen, Katherine of Aragon, and marry Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth Barton claims visions from God, threatening divine punishment. But to threaten the King and his new wife is treason, and soon she finds herself a prisoner in the Tower. Is everything as it seems? Is she being used by powerful enemies of the King?
Meanwhile (criminal) life goes on. Alice Wolfe and her husband John have been imprisoned for luring rich merchants onto their boat on the Thames, murdering them and stealing their money. Maybe the King will be lenient if Alice can uncover any incriminating evidence on the Holy Maid. Alice has other ideas and a plan for a daring escape is hatched.