If you only see one play this year, then this is it!
Fallen in Love is a new play written and directed by Joanna Carrick, that tells the story of Anne Boleyn and her brother George.
The story begins in 1519 when Anne and George are still teenagers and they are attending Wolsey’s great summit in Calais. We first meet them in one of the sumptuous round tents following a wrestling match between King Henry and French King Francis, which is very apt, as the venue for this play is a yurt, pitched up in the grounds of the Red Rose Chain’s home at Gippeswyk Hall.
Right from the opening scenes the audience were captivated by the action unfolding before them. Fallen in Love is Fleur Keith’s stage debut, although you wouldn’t have known it, as her portrayal of Anne Boleyn was both confident and believable.
The casting of Joseph Pitcher as George was just perfect as he took the audience on a journey of emotions, that had you laughing one minute and close to tears the next as the drama unfolded.
Staging a play in a yurt is an unusual choice but it really works for Fallen in Love, the close proximity to the action gives you a sense that you are ‘a fly on the wall’ watching private conversations between a brother and a sister about their loves and personal lives, and the relationship between Anne and George was just brilliant.
Fallen in Love is a beautifully written play, set in a stunning venue with fantastic actors and really should not be missed.
– Wendy Cook – Ipswich24 Magazine
• Fallen in Love is at Gippeswyk Hall, Ipswich until Sunday 5th June. To book tickets contact the Box Office on 01473 603388 or visit www.redrosechain.com