King Henry VIII

Select Society Presents:

King Henry VIII


A afternoon brought to you by King Henry VIII.

Jack Abbot: performer who has specialised in recreating ‘historical characters’ for in excess of 25 years, has appeared at numerous heritage, educational, and corporate venues across the UK and the USA; including many managed by the National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Scotland, and other such bodies.


As the holder of a ‘Performers Contract’ at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and at ‘Historic Jamestown’ (both Virginia, USA), he frequently performs at various of their properties.

Additionally, he holds a ‘Performers Contract’, issued by The Royal Collections Trust (on behalf of The Royal Household), performing within Windsor Castle; the only  performer to hold such a contract!

Of the 30 or more 'characters' he performs, 'Henry VIII' is the most popular. First created as a one-man show, over 10 years ago, the show has gone through a number of revisions and now, is offered as a two-act theatrical experience in which the audience comes face-to-face with the King! 


The 'King' breaks the 'fourth wall' in that he directly refers to the audience and, at the close of the second act, the audience are invited to ask questions, on any related topic......a lively Q & A session often ensues with there being some surprising answers! 


 Presented by ‘Select Society’ - a company which, for in excess of 20 years, has provided historical performance 'services' to the UK heritage industry - English Heritage, National Trust, Historic Scotland, and museums, castles and associated venues etc, in the UK and the USA; and to educational, corporate, social, and theatrical venues; as well as Film, TV, Theatre, and Radio productions. 

Written by John White, who has considerable experience, over many years, in both writing and producing a wide range of historically-themed shows, at heritage and educational venues; and as a performer, advisor, and technical consultant, has worked on, and appeared, in numerous Film, TV, Theatre, and Radio productions, for in excess of 25 years. 


"....what a superb show! It was hard to believe we were not in the presence of the formidable monarch himself .... a pitch-perfect performance .... the audience were enthralled .... by this talented and impressive actor.... do not miss a chance to see such a first-class performance"

Ann Ellison, BEM, Artistic Director, Next Stage Theatre Company and The Mission Theatre, Bath 


No refunds or exchanges are permitted.

Entry to the building at 1.00pm.

Management reserve the right of entry.

This show runs for approx. 90 minutes plus a 20 minute interval.

Latecomers will only be permitted at a suitable time during the show and in accordance with the visiting company’s latecomer policy. Please arrive in plenty of time to take your seats.

Wheelchair users must book their spaces via the box office.

Concessions customers may be asked to prove their eligibility.

No recording or flash photography.

Enjoy the show!



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