Shakespeare’s exploration of love, lineage and power
See the story of Henry VIII from a female perspective as Shakespeare’s exploration of love, lineage and power, co-written with John Fletcher, unfolds in the Globe Theatre this Summer.
Amy Hodge (Women Beware Women, Globe) directs this production which sees the Globe’s 2022 Resident Writer Hannah Khalil (A Museum in Baghdad) become Shakespeare and Fletcher’s third collaborator.
Henry VIII is booking from 19 May 2022 until 21 October 2022 at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London.
What is Henry VIII about?
You know the story: a King who turns his country upside down to try and secure a male heir. But it’s never been told this way before.
A Queen fights for justice. A Lady provokes reformation. But in the absence of a son, can a Princess change the future?
Who is in the cast of Henry VIII?
Adam Gillen (Killer Joe – Traflagar Studios, Benidorm) stars in the title role of King Henry VIII, alongside Jamie Ballard as Cardinal Wolsey, Esmonde Cole as Surrey/Cromwell, Natasha Cottriall as Princess Mary, Jane Etuk as Anne Bullen, Debbie Korley as Patience/Elizabeth, Kevin McMonagle as Chamberlain, Baker Mukasa as Norfolk/Sands, Jonah Russell as Buckingham/Cardinal Campeius, Anna Savva as Hope and Bea Segura as Queen Katherine.
Directed by Amy Hodge, written in collaboration with Hannah Khalil, with design by Georgia Lowe. Further creatives to be announced.
Reviews of Henry VIII
Reviews for Henry VIII at Shakespeare's Globe coming soon.
Matinees: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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