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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!

Henry VIIIDoug Thomson
Thomas CromwellShahar Lashkor
Archbishop CranmerRobin Thwaytes
Sir Thomas WroithsleyElliott Logan
Duke of NorfolkEd Heeley
Hans HolbeinGraham Setter
Chancellor of ClevesMalcolme Littler
Frau SchwartzenbrockEllie Lynas
Frau WillickLynda Anning
Anne of ClevesSarah Thorn
Kathryn HowardElla James
Lady in WaitingJosephine Paulsen
GuardPaul Anning

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