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Henry VIII

A rare chance to hear William Shakespeare and John Fletcher's history play depicting the life of Henry VIII, broadcast to mark the 500th anniversary in 2009 of the king's accession to the throne.

It tells the story of the king's struggle to have his marriage to Catherine of Aragon annulled and the catastrophic fall of the all-powerful Cardinal Wolsey.

Henry VIII ...... Matthew Marsh
Queen Katherine ...... Yolanda Vazquez
Cardinal Wolsey ...... Patrick Malahide
Duke of Norfolk ...... Joseph Mydell
Thomas Cranmer ...... Adam Godley
Duke of Suffolk ...... Stuart McQuarrie
Old Lady ...... Ann Beach
Anne Boleyn ...... Donnla Hughes
Buckingham/Cromwell ...... Paul Rider
Chamberlain, Capuchius ...... Chris Pavlo
Abergavenny, Surrey ...... Stephen Critchlow
Surveyor, Gardiner ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Sands, Campeius ...... Jonathan Tafler
Lovell, Griffith ...... Dan Starkey
Princess Elizabeth ...... Sonny Crowe

Other parts played by Jill Cardo, Robert Lonsdale, Manjeet Mann, Inam Mirza, Malcolm Tierney.

Pipe and tabor played by Bill Tuck.

Adapted for radio and directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Sun 19 Apr 2009 18:00

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