Divorced, Beheaded, Died: An Audience with King Henry VIII

Sat 12th September, 2020
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Divorced, Beheaded, Died: An Audience with King Henry VIII

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“….what a superb show!

It was hard to believe we were not in the presence of the formidable monarch himself …. a pitch-perfect performance …. the audience were enthralled …. by this talented and impressive actor…. do not miss a chance to see such a first-class performance”

Ann Ellison, BEM, Artistic Director, Next Stage Theatre Company and The Mission Theatre, Bath

‘The year is 1544 and King Henry, the Eighth of that name, is engaged upon Royal Progress about his Realm; and has halted here to afford his Loyal Subjects the opportunity to have ‘audience’ with their Sovereign Lord and King.

The King, recently married to his new, and sixth, wife, Queen Catherine Parr, is in poor health; his leg continues to cause him considerable pain and he is often in a poor humour!

In the course of the ‘audience’, His Majesty will recount the events of his long reign; telling of his wives and his children, and His Majesty will invite his Loyal Subjects to Petition him or question him on ANY related subject: there may be some surprising answers – a lively Q&A is assured!’

“….what a superb show! It was hard to believe we were not in the presence of the formidable monarch himself …. a pitch-perfect performance …. the audience were enthralled …. by this talented and impressive actor…. do not miss a chance to see such a first-class performance” Ann Ellison, BEM, Artistic Director, Next Stage Theatre Company and The Mission Theatre, Bath

“I was at the Etcetera Theatre (Camden, London) to watch John White perform as King Henry VIII ….it was more than a pleasure, it was an absolute privilege to watch him. He encapsulated the role …. it was a profound and poignant performance ….the brilliance of the show…. Inspirational and meaningful….an incredibly special performance” Juls Stodel – ‘Blogger’

“…. your magnetic performance …. I particularly noted …. the great and appropriate variety of your facial, hand and ’stance’ gestures supporting your excellent script…… (you) would truly believe that they were ‘in the presence’ of Henry Vlll …… that was certainly the case” Stuart Newton, Artistic Director, Heron Theatre, Cumbria

Jack Abbot

A performer who has specialised in recreating ‘historical characters’ for in excess of 25 years, has appeared at numerous heritage, educational, and corporate venues across the UK and the USA; including many managed by the National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Scotland, and other such bodies.

As the holder of a ‘Performers Contract’ at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and at ‘Historic Jamestown’ (both Virginia, USA), he frequently performs at various of their properties.

Additionally, he holds a ‘Performers Contract’, issued by The Royal Collections Trust (on behalf of The Royal Household), performing within Windsor Castle; the only performer to hold such a contract!

Of the 30 or more ‘characters’ he performs, ‘Henry VIII’ is the most popular. First created as a one-man show, over 12 years ago, the show has gone through a number of revisions and, now, is offered as a two-act theatrical experience in which the audience comes face-to-face with the King!

www.selectsociety.co.uk

www.kinghenry8th.com

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