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Adam Gillen to star in 'Henry VIII' at Shakespeare's Globe

The Olivier-nominated actor plays the Tudor monarch.

Sophie Thomas

Sophie Thomas

May 6, 2022 12:24

This Henry VIII cast will rule over Shakespeare’s Globe this summer. Henry VIII is at Shakespeare’s Globe from 19 May to 21 October. Henry VIII tickets are on sale now.

Hannah Khalil adapts the Henry VIII play which now explores the Tudor lifestyle from a female perspective. While the King attempts to secure a male heir, queens fight for justice and provoke a new world to try and change the future.

The Olivier-nominated actor Adam Gillen will play King Henry VIII. Gillen is best known for starring in Killer Joe at Trafalgar Studios and Amadeus at the National Theatre.

The cast includes Jamie Ballard as Cardinal Wolsey, Esmonde Cole as Surrey/Cromwell, Natasha Cottriall as Princess Mary, Janet 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.

Henry VIII features direction by Amy Hodge, music by Tom Deering and Maimuna Memon, design by Georgia Lowe, costume supervision by Sydney Florence, and movement by Aline David.

Henry VIII is part of Shakespeare’s Globe 25th-anniversary season. Find out more shows at Shakespeare’s Globe this summer.

Henry VIII is at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Henry VIII tickets are on sale now.

Photo credit: Shakespeare's Globe (Photo by John Wildgoose)

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