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The First Henry
13 Feb, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:25 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 7 Mar, 2015
Kalamunda Dramatic Society is proud to present our first show of 2015, The First Henry, written and directed by Carl Pomfret.
Carl is an award winning playwright and writes for both stage and screen. Credits include Sex-Toys; The Day of the Moribund; Mona; Days in the Dark; and Hooker From Hell which won the Independent Theatre Association’s People’s Choice award & Best Direction award at The Hills Festival.
Writer/director, Carl says” people have asked why I was inspired to write The First Henry. The initial idea occurred to me when I was gathering material for “1066”, a screenplay of mine which involved three monarchs vying for the throne of England, and whose steps towards that goal culminated in two decisive battles: Stamford Bridge and, finally, the Battle of Hastings. The victor of the last campaign was, of course, William the Conqueror, the father of the three main characters in The First Henry.”
It is now the year 1095, and with history repeating itself, the sons of William the Conqueror: Henry, Rufus and Robert, are trying to win the crown. “But instead of portraying battle scenes” says Carl, “The First Henry delves into the minds of each brother and their personal lives, revealing how much their father may have influenced the men they have become”.
Which brother will succeed the throne and what are they prepared to do to hold onto the crown?
Deceit, treachery, sibling rivalry, greed and lust; this play has it all. Don’t miss it!
Featuring a strong and experienced cast including: Rodney van Groningen, Joe Isaia, John Pomfret, Keith Scrivens and Kim Taylor.