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The Tamaritans Theatre Company in Plymouth, Devon

Our July 2015 Production is:

A Man for All Seasons

Author: Robert Bolt
Directed by: Noel Preston-Jones
At: Drum Theatre
Dates: 14 to 18 July 2015
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 7.45pm and Saturday Matinee at 2.45pm

The Play

This tragic historical drama offers a brilliant portrait of Sir Thomas More in his years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII.   When Henry fails to obtain papal approval for a divorce from Catherine of Aragon to marry Anne Boleyn, he mandates his subjects to sign an ‘Act of Supremacy’ making him both spiritual and temporal leader of England.   Sir Thomas cannot in good conscience comply.   Neither Thomas Cromwell, Cardinal Wolsey, More’s family nor the King himself are able to convince More as he maintains his integrity and belief in silence.   Ultimately accused of high treason, this very silence leads him to his execution.   In such a battle between conscience and supreme authority, can silence ever speak loudest of all ?

Fascinated by the BBC TV series ‘Wolf Hall’ and its portrayal of Thomas Cromwell? Robert Bolt’s famous play will surely make you think again about Cromwell and More – and beg questions about how reputations can be shaped and re-shaped.

‘A Man For All Seasons’ won a Tony award for Best Play in 1962. The film version won 6 Academy Awards in 1966.


The Common Man Jim Black
Thomas More Kevin Romaine
Richard Rich Sam Hughes
The Duke of Norfolk Edward Tresloggett
Alice More Rebekah Ash
Margaret More Lianne Gore
The Cardinal Wolsey Niall Clinton
Thomas Cromwell Richard Haighton
The Ambassador Chapuys Tom Andrew
His Attendant Daniel Teague
William Roper James Allwood
The King Alistair Hill-
A Woman Phyll McGowan Vosper
The Archbishop Cranmer George Sutton
Directed by Noel Preston-Jones