Regina Monologues

Thank you to all of those who auditioned for a role in this forthcoming online play, to be broadcast in February 2021. As per usual, the standard was exceptionally high and we have had to make some very difficult decisions.

We are pleased to announce that the cast is as follows:

Cathy (Katherine of Aragon) – Nicola Wilson

Annie (Anne Boleyn) – Sarah Brodie

Jane (Jane Seymour) – Sarah-Lucy Penny

Anna (Anna of Cleves) – Rachel Bower

Katie (Katherine Howard) – Holly Brigden

Katherine (Katherine Parr) – Georgina Garton


About the play

“Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived…”

Admired, vilified, dehumanised. Three Catherines, two Annes and a Jane. Six women with one thing in common – marriage to a man called Henry – have passed into historical legend. Of course, it couldn’t happen these days…

Six modern women have also married one man. Their lives are both separate and intertwined as they tell their stories from a room in which they have all once lived. Their experiences – miscarriage, love affairs, betrayal, and a shared loathing of all things ginger – are portrayed with humour, pathos and a great deal of wine.

The plight of those sixteenth century women is personal, poignant and still relevant five hundred years on.

Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer’s play was first performed in St Albans in 2004 and went on to enjoy sell-out runs in Edinburgh and Jermyn Street. The Regina Monologues is packed with opportunities for humour and pathos, and richly woven with ‘in jokes’ relating to the wives’ real historic counterparts.