Who was Anne Boleyn? Beguiling temptress? Feisty schemer? Or was she something entirely different? Hunting through an old chest, the flamboyant, newly-crowned James I discovers the controversial legacy of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s notorious second wife. and discovers the story of how the witty, clever and flirtatious Anne was in love with not only Henry, but also the most dangerous ideas of her day.
This production of Howard Brenton’s Anne Boleyn is produced by Apocalypse Lounge and directed by Louise Blackstock, whose NZ premiere production of Brenton’s In Extremis at the Hamilton Gardens Festival was hailed as “Enthralling… without a doubt one of the best shows at this year’s festival.” (Theatreview.)
Fast, modern and funny, Anne Boleyn is a new view of the woman dubbed “the whore who changed England.”
Cast: Bronwyn Williams, Mike Taylor, Jono Carter, David Taylor, Clare McDonald, Mark Houlahan, Brendan West, Philip Garrity, Joshua Drummond, Hannah Grant, Ross MacLeod, Tim Kapoor, Ajsha Trebilco, Courteney Nielsen, Kirstine Moffat and Conor Maxwell.