Thomas Wolsey – born in Ipswich from humble beginnings – rose to become Henry VIII’s right hand man and the most powerful force in England. But swept up in the storm of Reformation his career followed a dramatic course to a bitter end.
This play looks at his life through the eyes of George Cavendish of Glemsford, his servant and biographer during his glorious rise and his subsequent battle to survive the turbulence of King Henry’s determination to turn the world upside down in his pursuit of love and an heir.
With live music.
PART of the IPSWICH WOLSEY 550 PROJECT
With funding from Heritage Lottery
OTHER DATES AND VENUES
Thursday 19th Oct CHRISTCHURCH MANSION, IPSWICH
Friday 20th Oct – OTLEY HALL – Bar & Food available from 6pm Tour of House available 4pm – book through Otley Hall website
Saturday 21st Oct – St Mary at The Elms Ipswich
Sunday 22nd Oct – HARVEST HOUSE, Felixstowe
Wednesday 25th Oct – SECKFORD HALL