The Boleyns in Context

The Boleyns in Context

A Talk by

Ann Henning Jocelyn

Countess of Roden

Thurs 1 June 7.30pm          

Two Sisters Theatre

SPECIAL OFFER! Complimentary copy of ‘The Sphere of Light’ novel for every ticket purchaser (for collection on the night)!

This thoroughly researched talk will show how events unfolding at the court of Henry VIII owed more to major political interests on the European Continent than to popular myths of sexual obsession, ruthless ambition, megalomania, or insanity. The Boleyn women had little to set against abuse, violation, even execution, by men in power. Even so, they came to affect the course of English history – though in ways not often acknowledged.

The talk will be followed by the launch by Dr Owen Emerson, of the novel, The Sphere of Light/ Secrets of the Boleyn Women, by Ann Henning Jocelyn.

“Engaging and deeply moving, bringing convincing new insights into the Boleyn story.” Dr Damien Duffy.         

“Captivating, sumptuous in detail and thrillingly plotted – a triumph!” Dr Owen Emmerson.


Standard Covered Ticket£18.50
Discounted Joint Covered Theatre and Garden Ticket  ADULT£31.50
Discounted Covered Joint Theatre and Garden Ticket  CHILD (under 15)£26.20
Standard Covered Ticket FESTIVAL FRIENDS£16.65
Standard Covered Ticket HEVER CASTLE & GOLF CLUB MEMBERS£16.65
Standard Uncovered Ticket£17.50
Discounted Joint Uncovered Theatre and Garden Ticket  ADULT£30.50
Discounted Joint Theatre and Garden Ticket  CHILD (under 15)£25.30
Standard Uncovered Ticket FESTIVAL FRIENDS£15.75
Standard Uncovered Ticket HEVER CASTLE & GOLF CLUB MEMBERS£15.75

Pre-Theatre suppers in the Guthrie Pavilion are available before this performance. 
Here is the menu.
Please book your theatre tickets first, then follow this link to reserve your table.

Bookings start from 6pm, we recommend arriving at least an hour before the performance starts so you don’t have to rush your meal.

PLEASE NOTE: You have made a table reservation only, you may be asked to pre-order by the catering team in advance of the date and all meals and drinks are to be paid for on the night.

Two Sisters’ Theatre

Our main theatre, located on the Two Sisters’ Lawn has allocated, covered seating in the Centre, East and West Tiers. There is additional uncovered seating in the Centre Tier and, available for selected performances lawn areas where you can bring your own seats, beanbags, rugs etc.

The Theatre Bar will be open on the theatre lawn before the show and during the interval for hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, ice cream and snacks.

NEW for 2023 – freshly made crêpes. Savoury and sweet options available from the concession by the lake, before evening shows only. Here is the menu.

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