Henry VIII
2022

3rd to 6th August
Directed by Ian Wood

Peace, plenty, love, truth, terror (Act V, 4)

Henry VIII is a political thriller set in the colourful and dangerous Tudor court. Courtiers manoeuvre around the king as he seeks to end his marriage to Catherine of Aragon and take a new wife, Anne Boleyn. The play shines a spotlight on the queen as she desperately tries to hold her place in Henry's affections - and protect her daughter Mary.

Director Ian Wood says 'Under its original title, All is True, the play was hugely popular, and it deserves to be much better known.'

New ticketing arrangements

The Abbey Shakespeare Players have performed in the spectacular and historic ruins of St Dogmaels Abbey in Pembrokeshire every year since 1987, with the exception of 2020 and 2021. With a change of administration at Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments, which owns the site, we are no longer able to charge for tickets (previously priced at £8 - £10 per person).

Instead we are asking you make a donation of your choice. When you book, simply select as many 'Free' tickets as you need for your party. Then select one 'Donation' and donate the total amount you wish to give.

After we have covered our costs, any profits will be donated to local causes. In previous years these have included heritage and community charity Hanes Llandoch, refugee welcome charity Croeso Cymru, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the St Dogmaels Junior Football Club.