This is the last year that Mary’s Hand will be touring and we are delighted to be taking the show to some wonderful venues in 2020. In the Spring we are hosted by New Paths, a lively and relatively new music festival in Beverley, which has already established itself as a creative force in the North-East. A couple of weeks later we are at the Mayfield Festival in East Sussex, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year.
Then later this year, our last three performances are in locations important to Mary’s Hand and to Mary herself. The Queen withdrew to her estates in Suffolk during the Succession crisis that brought Lady Jane Grey to the throne, and it was from there that she made her progress to London to depose Jane and claim the throne for herself. We are marking this connection to Suffolk with a performance in Aldeburgh.
Our tour ends at the Tower of London as part of the celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of the foundation of St Peter ad Vincula by Henry VIII. This beautiful Tudor chapel houses the remains of three characters featured in Mary’s Hand – Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey and Thomas Cromwell, all of whom were executed on Tower Green.
Details of dates and tickets can be found here.