katheryn howard

writer: CATHERINE HISCOCK / director: ALEX PEARSON
29 Oct - 16 Nov
7:45pm
£15/£12
Tues - Sat

A young woman on trial.

Locked within her rooms, whilst men investigate their conduct, the young queen and her ladies await the interrogations they know will come.

An all-female cast retells the story of seventeen year old Katheryn Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII, in this poignant examination of power, truth and blame.

Set against the shallow and oppressive world of the Tudor court and influenced by classical Greek drama, KATHERYN HOWARD is a new play that is that is both contemporary and hauntingly relevant.

There are men talking about me now
Talking about you but mainly about me”

Written by Catherine Hiscock, KATHERYN HOWARD was expanded from a short monologue that first appeared at Glass Splinters: a new writing night at The Pleasance Theatre, dedicated to ‘untold stories’ of women from history. Developed into a full length production, the play enjoyed sell out shows at The Brockley Jack Theatre. The show is now under the direction of Alex Pearson with movement direction by Emmanuela Lia.

“…contemporary and heartbreaking…Catherine Hiscock gives an outstanding performance as Katheryn” London Pub Theatres

“An intriguing assertion of Howard’s version of events” London Theatre 1

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 80 minutes without interval and contains strong language & adult themes. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds and exchanges are not available.

graceful – POSTPONED

7 - 25 April

Due to recent Government advice regarding social distancing and isolation, this production has been postponed. New dates are to be announced.

When 17-year-old Grace’s alcoholic father checks himself into rehab, she is sent to live with his distant cousin, 38-year-old Rhonda, who ten years ago, had an abortion.

A young woman who’s never had a mother and grown woman who’s never had a daughter find themselves in roles they never expected.

have you heard about guy? – POSTPONED

19 & 20 Apr

Due to recent Government advice regarding social distancing and isolation, this production has been postponed. New dates are to be announced.

This is the story of two struggling actresses, Frank and George. As they suffer through humiliating commercial auditions, sleazy industry professionals, empty bank accounts, family pressures and jealousy, their drama school peer, Guy, is enjoying a meteoric rise to success.

talking back

7 - 8 June

TALKING BACK: A Night of Black Verbatim Theatre encompasses two plays: BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN & PRESENT BLACK FATHERS. BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN: interviews of Black women in relationships with white men. Expect talks of privilege, activism, & headscarves. PRESENT BLACK FATHERS: interviews that challenge the “absent Black father” stereotype. Funny, emotional, & sometimes too real.

period dramas

21 & 22 June

Ever wondered what Period Dramas would be like if they really were about Periods?

Period Dramas is a hilarious one-woman romp through the ages where stand-up, cabaret and tap dance collide to fill the gaps in the history books and interrogate the menstrual taboo both past and present.

booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)