The King's Mare
By Jean Cannolle and Anita Loos.
Directed by Ian Guy.
9th - 12th April 2019, at Ide Primary School.
Having endured 3 wives already Henry VIII has sworn off marriage for good whereas his courtiers see the ‘vacancy’ as an opportunity for a political alliance.
Eventually picking the courts choice of Anne of Cleves from paintings provided by Holbein the poor girl turns out to be nothing like Henry expected.
She speaks no English, he speaks no Flemish and on the wedding night the poor interpreter ends up in the marriage bed with them where a hilarious three way conversation takes place!
Grim ladies in waiting, interfering courtiers and a coquettish Katherine Howard all add to the chaos in this Tudor mix of Carry on Henry meets saucy seaside postcards!
Sarah Thorn won Best Actress for her part in this production
|Henry VIII||Doug Thomson|
|Thomas Cromwell||Shahar Lashkor|
|Archbishop Cranmer||Robin Thwaytes|
|Sir Thomas Wroithsley||Elliott Logan|
|Duke of Norfolk||Ed Heeley|
|Hans Holbein||Graham Setter|
|Chancellor of Cleves||Malcolme Littler|
|Frau Schwartzenbrock||Ellie Lynas|
|Frau Willick||Lynda Anning|
|Anne of Cleves||Sarah Thorn|
|Katherine Howard||Ella James|
|Lady in Waiting||Josephine Paulsen|