Katheryn Howard - Hope Theatre
London theatre news: 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.
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.
Show listing information
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.
Catherine Hiscock - Katheryn Howard
Natalie Harper - Jane Boleyn
Emmanuela Lia - Kit Tilney
Francesca Anderson - Joan Bulmer
Srabani Sen - Isabelle Baynton
Author: Catherine Hiscock
Director: Alex Pearson
Movement: Emmanuela Lia
Production: Goose Bite Theatre Company
From: Tuesday 29 October 2019
Closed: Saturday 16 November 2019
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