Red Rose Chain to Take on Anne Boleyn and Tower of London in FALLEN IN LOVE, May 17-Today

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Red Rose Chain will perform controversial new play about Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London. The year is 1536. The woman who changed the world forever by capturing the heart of a King faces trial with her brother for adultery, incest and treason.

Leading Suffolk theatre company Red Rose Chain bring Fallen in Love, the story of Anne Boleyn's incestuous relationship with her brother to the site of Anne's trial, execution and final resting place, the Tower of London. This unique theatrical event runs from May 17 to June 16 and will be performed in the Banqueting Suite of the New Armouries. Written and directed by Red Rose Chain's founder and director, JoAnna Carrick, this is a story of love, betrayal, jealousy and treason.

Jim Malarkey, Head of Visitor and Commercial Services at the Tower of London says "Historic Royal Palaces are pleased to welcome Red Rose Chain Theatre Company to the Tower of London for their acclaimed production of 'Fallen in Love'.

The Tower is, of course, the place where Anne Boleyn spent her final days and her bones still rest at the Tower, buried in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula. Her love life was in part her downfall, presenting Henry VIII with a convenient and almost certainly contrived reason to persecute his Queen. Could there be a more appropriate setting for this wonderful play?

The cast for Fallen in Love are Emma Connell whose recent theatre credits include Ensemble in The Just So Stories, (The Pleasance, Islington), The Younger in TaleBlazers (Hen and Chickens, Islington) and Caitlin in Darkness (Edinburgh Fringe 2011 Zoo Roxy). Television and Film credits include Sarah Williams in Tony Robinson's Superstitions, (Documentary, Channel 4).

Scott Ellis' theatre work includes Ghost at the Manchester Opera House, and most recently roles in Mary Rose at the Riverside Studios and Trevor Nunn's The Lion in Winter at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, as well as Edmund in Red Rose Chain's King Lear in the summer. His TV and film appearances include 'Law & Order' for ITV, 'The Runner' for Dog Eared Films and 'The Miserables'.

As Red Rose Chain's founder and artistic director, Jo Carrick has written and directed over 30 plays and films with the company. Joanna's work is often characterised by meticulous historical research and attention to detail alongside stories with a real human heart. Joanna has directed 13 summer seasons of Theatre In The Forest.

Running time is 1 hour 25 minutes (no interval). Recommended minimum age is 11 years upwards.

Further details of performance times and ticket prices can be found on the Red Rose Chain website www.redrosechain.com.

Fallen in Love will also be performed Suffolk at Gippeswyk Hall, the beautiful home of Red Rose Chain in Ipswich.

Performance Dates

The Tower of London
May: 17-19, 25-26, 31
June: 1, 8-9, 13-16

Gippeswyk Hall
May: 7-11, 14-15, 22-23, 28-29
June: 4-6

Times & Prices

The Tower of London
3.30pm | Full Price £27, Concessions £22
6.30pm | Full Price £32, Concessions £27 (peak time)
9.00pm | Full Price £27, Concessions £22 (no 9pm show on Sundays apart from Sunday 19 - the anniversary of Anne Boleyn's execution)

Gippeswyk Hall
6.00pm | Full Price £17, Over 60s £14, Conc £9
8.30pm | Full Price £17, Over 60s £14, Conc £9

Press Performances: Friday 17th May: 3.30, 6.30 or 9.00pm

BOX OFFICE: www.redrosechain.com/falleninlove or 01473 603388

Red Rose Chain is a dynamic theatre company based in Suffolk. Entirely independent and self-sustaining, the company creates original productions that confront social concerns, often working with overlooked or hard-to-reach groups to create powerful and insightful stories that demand to be told.

The company is set to receive almost £1 million of lottery funding to build a new venue. Based in the Tudor Gippeswyk Hall in Ipswich it will use the £968,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to demolish a 1960s annexe at the back of the building and replace it with a performance space and heritage centre. The new building is being designed by Nicholas Jacobs Architects and Curry-Hyde LLP, winners of a competition run by Red Rose Chain to find an architectural team. The HLF is also giving the Theatre Four years' worth of revenue funding.


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