Hunting through an old chest, the newly crowned James I discovers the controversial legacy of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s notorious second wife. Time jumps back 70 years, when the witty and flirtatious Anne was in love with Henry, but also with the most dangerous ideas of her day. Conspiring with the exiled William Tyndale, she plots to make England Protestant – forever.
A celebration of a great English heroine, Anne Boleyn leaps between generations to reveal the debt the outrageous but scholarly James owed to Anne when he shrewdly reconciled England’s religious factions by creating his common, ‘authorised’ Bible.
‘Ticklishly enjoyable… Teasingly intelligent… Rollicking good drama full of big characters… A big, bold and generous evening’ – The Sunday Telegraph
Anne Boleyn (English Touring Theatre’s presentation of the Shakespeare’s Globe production) is one of the five productions nominated for Best Touring Production at the Theatre Awards UK 2012. The winner will be decided by public vote by readers of The Stage.
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