Katheryn Howard - Hope Theatre


Wednesday 9 October 2019


Off-West End - Shows

The fifth wife of King Henry VIII, Katheryn Howard, finds her place in the spotlight as Catherine Hiscock's play gets an outing at Islington's Hope Theatre.
Katheryn Howard at the Hope Theatre

Image courtesy Hope Theatre


An all-female cast retells the story of seventeen year old Katheryn Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII


Set against the shallow and oppressive world of the Tudor court and influenced by classical Greek drama, Katheryn Howard is a new play that is contemporary and a hauntingly relevant examination of power, truth and blame.


The show will run at Islington's Hope Theatre from 29 October to 16 November with press night on 1 November.


Written by Catherine Hiscock, Katheryn Howard was expanded from a short monologue that first appeared at Glass Splinters: a new writing night at The Pleasance Theatre, dedicated to 'untold stories' of women from history.


Developed into a full length production, the play has already enjoyed sell out shows at The Brockley Jack Theatre and now appears at The Hope with Alex Pearson taking the directing reigns, with movement direction by Emmanuela Lia.


Katheryn Howard forms part of Matthew Parker's final curated season of shows as artistic director of The Hope.


All of this season's productions have been written by women including the current show The House Of Yes by Wendy MacLeod which opened this week and runs until 26 October.


Synopsis


A young woman on trial.


Locked within her rooms, whilst men investigate their conduct, the young queen and her ladies await the interrogations they know will come.


An all-female cast retells the story of seventeen year old Katheryn Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII, in this poignant examination of power, truth and blame.


Set against the shallow and oppressive world of the Tudor court and influenced by classical Greek drama, KATHERYN HOWARD is a new play that is that is both contemporary and hauntingly relevant.


Cast


Catherine Hiscock - Katheryn Howard

Natalie Harper - Jane Boleyn

Emmanuela Lia - Kit Tilney

Francesca Anderson - Joan Bulmer

Srabani Sen - Isabelle Baynton


Creatives


Author: Catherine Hiscock
Director: Alex Pearson
Movement: Emmanuela Lia
Production: Goose Bite Theatre Company

Venue


Hope Theatre
207 Upper Street
Islington
London
N1 1RL

Dates


From: Tuesday 29 October 2019

Closed: Saturday 16 November 2019

Tickets


Standard: £15

Concessions: £12


Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Katheryn Howard

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