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Henry I

Staged above the King's body in Reading Abbey Ruins

13 Jun 2023-1 Jul 2023

Written by Beth Flintoff

Directed by Hal Chambers

When William the Conqueror dies, Henry, spare royal son, gets nothing. Only his beloved sister remains faithful as his brothers scramble for power and England suffers. But Henry’s position changes. Power surges into his hands, love beckons and the world falls at his feet. What will he have to do to hold the crown?

Henry I is staged above the King’s body in Reading Abbey Ruins, founded “for my sins”.

“Physical theatre at its finest… Wonderful”
★★★★★ 5 Stars - Get Reading

“Wives, mothers, sisters and daughters, and it is their story as much as the men’s… Mesmerising”
★★★★★ 5 Stars - AltReading

“Full of energy… high quality”
★★★★★ 5 Stars - The Whitley Pump

“A modern classic of our times… visionary”
★★★★★ 5 Stars  16Blue

Please note: this show contains scenes of a violent nature. Recommended for ages 12+.

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