COVENTRY'S TUDOR INHERITANCE:
THE WARS OF THE ROSES AND THE ROYAL TAPESTRY
ST. MARY'S HALL, TUESDAY OCTOBER 9TH at 7.30pm
In April this year, five actors from the Criterion Theatre took part in a unique event in
St. Mary's Guildhall, to help raise funds to restore the magnificent Tudor tapestry which has hung on the north wall of the Great Hall for more than 500 years.
TV historian Jonathan Foyle explained the central part that Coventry and its Guildhall played during the Wars of the Roses, interspersed with readings from Shakespeare's history plays and documents from the period, and live music performed by the Bourton Trombone Quartet.
Hosted and introduced by The Lord Mayor, the original event sold out almost immediately, so it was impossible for Criterion members to buy tickets.
The event was so well received that organisers Tudor Coventry have now decided to re-run it, for one night only: Tuesday October 9th.
Jonathan Foyle will again present his fascinating lecture, supported by the five Criterion actors who read so powerfully first time round: Cathryn Bowler, Helen Withers, Keith Railton, Hugh Sorrill and Gareth Withers.
The new Lord Mayor will be present at the event, which will also be filmed.
All tickets are priced at £15 and can be purchased by contacting Ms J. Barlow, the Lord Mayor's Office, Council House, Earl Street, Coventry CV1 5RR or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's Guildhall is located in the city centre, near the ruins of the old cathedral and the Herbert Art Gallery, in Bayley Lane Coventry CV1 5RN