A Man for all Seasons

by Robert Bolt
Opening Night 24 February 2005
Director: David Manley
Director: Gordon Brough

Thomas More was born in London 1478, studied and practiced law, and entered parliament 1504. In 1515 More took on various advisaory and diplomatic tasks for Henry VIII and in 1518 helped write against the heretical teachings of Martin Luther, appointed to the Privy Council and knighted. Later he became the Speaker of the House of Commons and Lord Chancellor in 1529. Three years later, things changed when he tangled with Henry over divorce and he resigned his post, citing ill-health. By refusing to attend the coronation of Anne Boleyn and refused to swear to the Act of Succession and the Oath of Supremecy he sealed his fate and was beheaded in July 1533.

Cast

The Common Man David Manley 
Sir Thomas More Bill Needs 
Richard Rich Steve McNamara 
Duke of Norfolk Brian Kilkelly 
Alice More Janice Snowden 
Margaret More Kylie Hughes 
Cardinal Wolsey Don Knewstubb 
Thomas Cromwell Chris Summers 
Chapuys Jim Conradson 
Attendant Sam McAnally 
Roper Malcolm Lay 
Henry viii Campbell Thomson 
A Woman Nell Ewen 
Cranmer Campbell Thomson 

Crew

Prodction Manager Claire Hewitt 
Set Design/Construction David Manley 
Lighting Kathy Creswell-Moorcock 
Sound Thomas Mack 
Wardrobe Roz McKechnie 
Stage Management Claire Hewitt 
  Barbara Walsh 
Stage Assistant Sam McAnally 
  Nell Ewen 
Publicity Roslyn Nijenhuis 
Photography Reg Graham 
Front of House Alison Finigan 
  Murray Robertson 
Bill Needs.
Janice Snowden.
Kylie Hughes, Malcolm Lay.
Jim Conradson, Sam McAnally, David Manley.
David Manley.
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