PART

PLAYED BY

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

14-18TH JULY, 2015

AUTHOR ROBERT BOLT

DIRECTOR NOEL PRESTON-JONES

AT THE DRUM THEATRE, PLYMOUTH

DATES TUESDAY 14TH JULY TO

SATURDAY 18TH JULY, 2015

TIMES 7.45pm EACH EVENING PLUS A MATINEE AT 2.45pm SATURDAY

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 CAST

PART

The Common Man

Thomas More

Richard Rich

Duke of Norfolk

Alice More

Margaret More

The Cardinal Wolsey

Thomas Cromwell

The Ambassador Chapuys

His Attendant

William Roper

The King

A Woman

Archbishop Cranmer

PLAYED BY

Jim Black

Kevin Romaine

Sam Hughes

Edward Tresloggett

Rebekah Ash

Lianne Gore

Niall Clinton

Richard Haighton

Tom Andrew

Daniel Teague

James Allwood

Alistair Hill

Phyll McGowan-Vosper

George Sutton

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