by Catherine Hiscock
produced by Goose Bite Theatre Company
A young woman on trial.
Locked within her rooms, whilst men investigate their conduct, the young queen and her ladies await the interrogations they know will come. Katheryn Howard is a poignant examination of power, truth and blame set against the closeted, opposing confines of the Tudor court.
An all-female cast present an intense and haunting portrayal of the final days of seventeen year old Queen Katheryn, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII.
There are men talking about me now
Talking about you but mainly about me
Katheryn Howard originated from a short monologue that first appeared at Glass Splinters: a new writing night at The Pleasance Theatre, dedicated to pieces featuring or inspired by women from history. This is Goosebite Theatre’s debut production.
Press for this production
This is an interesting and powerful play that deserves a longer run… There is much interesting historical information without feeling force fed. It is certainly disturbing but powerful and thought-provoking.★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
This show is an intriguing assertion of Howard’s version of events… it is a worthwhile experience, particularly for those with a keen interest in British history. ★★★★ London Theatre 1
the play is very moving. Catherine Hiscock gives an outstanding performance as Katheryn, especially in the moments when she speaks directly to the audience of her fears and bewilderment at her treatment by the men and women of Henry VIII’s court. Catherine herself is clearly a great talent ★★★★ London Pub Theatres
a modern interpretation of one of history’s maligned women. British Theatre Guide
a strong debut production that’s both historically interesting and emotionally impactful. Theatre Things
Katheryn Howard by Catherine Hiscock
Text Director Georgia Leanne Harris
Movement and Chorus Director Emmanuela Lia
Lighting Design Gareth Murphy
Katheryn Howard – Catherine Hiscock
Jane Rochford – Natalie Harper
Isabelle Baynton – Srabani Sen
Katheryn Tilney – Emmanuela Lia
Joan Bulmer – Francesca Anderson