Henry VIII

Donald Sinden as Henry VIII

Henry VIII, co-authored by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, was written in 1613, and was recorded at the time under its alternative title, All Is True.

The play was last performed by the RSC in 2006 at Holy Trinity Church (the site where Shakespeare is said to be buried) as part of the Complete Works Festival.

Here you can find a synopsis of the play, information on when Henry VIII was written and the sources the writers may have used.

Over the coming years the RSC is staging the entire Shakespearean canon on our stages. As the plays are staged, we will be adding more resources to these pages.

Photo: Donald Sinden as Henry VIII, 1970. Photo by Reg Wilson © RSC.

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