An Audience with Henry VIII
By Ross Gurney-Randall & Pete Howells
An Audience With Henry VIII, a one man show, was first performed in 2015 at The Lantern Theatre, as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. It was directed by Tony Haase.
It has subsequently been performed at the Kansas City Festival before touring.
“Gurney-Randall and Pete Howells’ script is witty, incisive… crammed full of a dizzying array of facts and figures, correcting common misconceptions and destroying perceived truths.”
“The context of King Henry’s address is inspired; it turns out that he’s dead. This clever device facilitates a genuine revelation of his ‘true’ inner thoughts, both lovely and obnoxious.”
“The play slyly suggests that, no matter how much we think we know, understanding the inner workings of a person’s mind is something altogether different. It short this is anything but dry history. It’s a comic romp that at times achieves palpable poignancy.”
The Kansas City Star