Monday, 20 December 2010

Brenton treads the boards at Lambeth

Playwright Howard Brenton played to a packed house at Lambeth on Thursday night...

...with a diverse audience which encompassed students, professional historians, politicians, clergymen and also included Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - Dominic Dromgoole.

Brenton's enthusiasm for his subject was mesmerising as he explored the research that had led him to write the part of Tyndale into his play 'Anne Boleyn' and also read dramatic excerpts from the text.

He definitely whetted our appetites for next year's revival of the play at The Globe, and - by popular demand - we will post performance dates here as soon as these are announced.

Thanks once again to Lambeth Palace for providing such lovely and historic surroundings for our annual lecture; as this event usually takes place in the autumn it was a rare treat to see the Guard Room decked out in all its Christmas finery.

For those who were not able to make it to the lecture, this year we're pleased to be able to offer members the chance to listen at home via our lecture Podcast (opens in a new window).

We'd love to get your feedback on this brand new feature - so please feel free to comment below (click on 'comments' then write your comment and select 'Anonymous' from the list of users next to 'comment as' if you are not a Blogger subscriber. Then to finish click 'Post Comment').


  1. A Happy Christmas to David Daniell and his family, and to all TS members. May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ bless and keep you through the coming year.

    Ian H.Thain

  2. Dear Friends,


    I was bitterly disappointed at having to miss the Lambeth Lecture at the last minute, having booked up and looked forward to it for so long. And then this morning came the podcast!

    I've just spent the past hour "being there" and so greatly enjoying Howard Brenton's presentation and interesting ideas.

    I'm sure other members who had hoped to be there will feel just the same as I do.

    I honestly can't thank you enough, and thank you to Howard for allowing the talk to be circulated in this way.

    I also loved the taster of the choir!

    Christmas cheer to you all, and here's to 2011!

    Warmest wishes,
    Fenella Bennetts