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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 

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