About This Show

See the story of Henry VIII from a female perspective as Shakespeare’s exploration of love, lineage and power, co-written with John Fletcher, unfolds in the Globe Theatre this Summer.

You know the story: a King who turns his country upside down to try and secure a male heir. But it’s never been told this way before…

A Queen fights for justice. A Lady provokes reformation. But in the absence of a son, can a Princess change the future?

Amy Hodge (Women Beware Women, Globe) directs this production which sees the Globe’s 2022 Resident Writer Hannah Khalil (A Museum in Baghdad) become Shakespeare and Fletcher’s third collaborator.

‘Who knows yet

But from this Lady may proceed a gem

To lighten all this isle’

(Act II, scene 3)

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 19 May 2022 Final Performance: 21 October 2022
Location: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, West End

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WhatsOnStage Review

| | 27 May 2022
The Globe play fast and loose with the famous monarch


Garance Louis Accordion
Nina Harries Double Bass
Joley Cragg Percussion
Jamie Ballard Cardinal Wolsey
Esmonde Cole Surrey/Cromwell
Natasha Cottriall Princess Mary
Janet Etuk Anne Bullen
Adam Gillen King Henry VIII
Debbie Korley Woman 1/Patience/Elizabeth
Kevin McMonagle Chamberlain
Baker Mukasa Norfollk/Sands
Jonah Russell Buckingham/Cardinal/Campeius
Anna Savva Woman 2/Hope
Bea Segura Queen Katharine

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