Anne Boleyn by Howard Brenton coming to York, UK

Jun5,2013 #Anne Boleyn play

Anne Boleyn Howard Brenton By the HandThose of you who missed out on seeing Howard Brenton’s play “Anne Boleyn” when it was on at The Globe in 2011, will be interested to know that By The Hand Productions are putting on the play at King’s Manor, York, this month. Here are the details:

ANNE BOLEYN (by Howard Brenton)
King’s Manor, York 20-22nd June 2013

Directed by Ellie Clare Taylor and Produced by Sophie Hackett, the ensemble cast of university and college students, and York residents will bring you a high energy, fast paced, exciting show. Following a young, fearless and provocative Anne Boleyn as she navigates the English court at a time of ambition, battle, power and lust, it displays with great detail the politics of both people and nation alongside the prominence of religion; the foundations of English Tudor society.

The show begins at 19:00, and we ask audience members to be seated by 18:50; however, all audience members are invited to arrive from 18:15 with a picnic to enjoy in the picturesque setting of the First Courtyard, or to visit the Refectory Café Bar that will be serving hot and cold drinks and light refreshments, and listen to live music (NB You are NOT permitted to bring any alcohol onto the site, and bag checks will be in operation).

Tickets can be booked at, and you’ll also find further information at that site.

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2 thoughts on “Anne Boleyn by Howard Brenton coming to York, UK”
  1. I went to see this play last year at Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

    It is set in two time era’s, 1603 when James VI of Scotland inherits the English throne after Elizabeth dies, and Anne’s time, and it goes back and forth.

    It has an unusual concept, and it is all that is said in the post above, plus very witty.
    The portrayal of King James is very amusing and comical, which brings about plenty of laughs, as a drunken, unrefined Scot, with ‘lover’ George Villiers in the search of Anne’s ghost.

    To begin with I wasn’t sure about the ‘style’ in which the play was telling Anne’s story, as I suppose I was expecting the ‘norm’, but it is so well written I soon got into it, and enjoyed every bit. Very entertaining, though very different.

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