Written and directed by Michael Fentiman, a brand new play examining the final days of Anne Boleyn will be performed at the Tower of London from the 6th May.
This summer step into 1536 and follow the last 17 days of Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, in a new outdoor theatre performance at the Tower of London.
The Last Days of Anne Boleyn explores her tragic final days at the famous fortress, from her imprisonment and interrogation, through to her trial and execution.
The new play by Michael Fentiman will be brought to life at the place of Anne Boleyn’s execution in 1536, taking audiences through her final seventeen days from her interrogation and trial through to her execution.
Running from the 6th May, the show will be staged on the site of the lost Tudor Palace at the Tower, where Anne spent her last 17 days. It draws upon on the music, ritual and liturgy of Henry VIII’s Tudor Court for inspiration as the audience bears witness to the fall of a woman who won and lost the love of a king and still fascinates historians nearly 500 years since her death.
Lasting 35 minutes, the play will be performed twice a day at 11am and 4pm from Friday-Tuesday in the shadow of the iconic White Tower. The Last Days of Anne Boleyn is included in the Tower of London general admission ticket.
The cast is set to include: Lawrence Boothman, Kazuma Andrew Costello, Natasha Cowely, Amy Cudden, David Fielder, Oliver Grant, Rhiannon Llewellyn and Benedict Salter. Meanwhile, the creative team includes: costume design by Gabriella Slade, set design by Lily Arnold, illusions by Paul Kieve and compositions by Barnaby Race.
The Last Days of Anne Boleyn will be performed at the Tower of London from the 6th May until the 28th August. For more information visit: https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/explore/the-last-days-of-anne-boleyn