About the Event
Our work focuses on life in Tudor England at the time of Henry VIII’s last wedding – this time to Catherine Parr. We ‘fly’ the children back in time and discover whether we arrive as honoured guests at the nuptials or peasants living in a small village near Hampton Court. You’ve guessed it…we’re peasants! The children enter a very different world from life at Court; living with livestock, eating pottage, using the midden and, for entertainment, kicking around a pig’s bladder. We look at their clothes, day-to-day life and how they built their houses. Every child is given a specific part and job to role play and, together, they form the village. The drama workshop finishes with a May celebration. Time permitting, there is an optional plenary: a romp through the life and times of Henry VIII!