Assistant Stage Manager
Co-Director: Juliet Forster, Mingyu Lin and John R. Wilkinson
The year is 1451.
Lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak await the arrival of Henry VIII who is travelling to York in spectacular style to display his power and ‘sort out’ the northern rebels. Tasked with a secret mission, Shardlake is protecting a dangerous prisoner who is to be returned to London for interrogation.
But when the murder of a York glazier plunges Shardlake into a deep mystery which threatens the Tudor dynasty itself, he must work against time to avert a terrifying chain of events.
Performing in the historical site of King's Manor, Sovereign brings the story back to where it actually happen. It gives the audience a unique and immersive experience.
Cast & Creatives
Matthew Shardlake Fergus Rattigan
Jack Barak Sam Thorp-Spinks
Based on the novel by C.J. Sansom
Adapted by Mike Kenny
Director Juliet Forster, Mingyu Lin & John R. Wilkinson
Assistant Director Misha Duncan-Barry
Set Designer Dawn Allsopp
Costume Designer Hazel Fall
Lighting Designer Craig Kilmartin
Sound Designer Ed Gray
Composer and Music Director Dominic Sales
Movement Director Hayley Del Harrison
Fight Director Bethan Clark
Community Producer Steven Atkinson
Producing Co-ordinator Anna Belderbos
Community Project Co‑ordinator Amber Rennison
Production Manager Denzil Hebditch
Company Stage Manager Steven Scott-Fitzgerald
Deputy Stage Manager Millie Feary
Assistant Stage Manager Paris Linxuan Wu & Anja Bryan- Smith