Fallen in Love written and directed by Red Rose Chain’s artistic director, Joanna Carrick, tells the story of Anne Boleyn and her brother George.
In 1536 the woman who changed the world forever, by capturing the heart of a king, faced trial along with her brother for adultry, incest and treason.
In this dramatisation of Anne’s life the story begins in 1519 when the siblings. Fallen In Love was first performed in 2011, in a yurt in the grounds of Red Rose’s home at Gippeswyk Hall, this time around it was in one of the newly restored rooms of the Hall itself. On both occasions what makes the telling of this story even more compelling is the closeness of the actors and the audience. A row of seats around the walls of the room with the action taking place within an arms reach of the audience means you almost feel like a fly on the wall to this story.
For the 2013 production both roles have been recast, Anne is played by Emma Connell and the part of George by Scott Ellis, (Scott has performed with Red Rose before, both in the forest production of King Lear and also in the Christmas production of The Magic Fishbone). Both are excellent in their roles bringing this compelling story to life.
Red Rose Chain always enjoy the challenge of performing in ‘different and alternative locations’ and for part of this seasons’ run audiences will be able to see Fallen In Love at The Tower of London, Anne’s final resting place.
The phrase of being ‘taken on a journey’ is one that is sometimes overused, but not in the case of Fallen In Love. We follow the pair from their teenage years to their final and terrible end and an ending that had many of the audience in tears.
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 –
Gippeswyk Hall, Suffolk
– Wendy Cook – Ipswich24 Magazine
• Fallen in Love is at Gippeswyk Hall, Ipswich May 7-11, 14-15, 22-23, 28-29 and June 4-6
Tower of London: May 17-19, 25-26, 31 and June 1, 8-9, 13-16
To book tickets contact the Box Office on 0844 800 3371 or visit www.redrosechain.com