A RIGHT royal show is coming to Worksop’s Acorn Theatre this month - and you could be in the audience with this week’s fantastic competition.
Kings of Cloth of Gold promises to be the perfect show for Valentine’s Day when it comes to the Queen Street theatre on Thursday 14th February.
The year is 1520. Henry VIII of England meets Frances 1 of France in a French field and the rival kings proceed to display their fabulous power and wealth.
For ten days they attempt to outdo one another in displays of wealth, feasting and battlefield prowess, ably assisted by their trusted squires.
Both proud and highly intelligent, both bellicose and both the epitome of 16th Century princely chivalry.
What makes a man? Why does he do what he does? How absurd and terrifying battle is... - these profound issues are the basis for this absorbing, witty new comedy by Tony Lidington.
Kings of Cloth of Gold, written specially for established duo Emanuel Brierley and Dominic Goodwin, will once again see each of these energetic and versatile performers take on a number of diverse and hilarious characters.
An Acorn Theatre spokesman said they were delighted to welcome back old favourites Dominic and Emanuel with an imaginative and witty play.
“Regular Acorn patrons will remember them fondly not only for their superb Holmes and Watson but also, amongst others, their madcap horror story, The Mystery of Irma Vep,” he said.
“The author has described their latest production as “a face-off of epic proportions between the two kings - not a battle, but an attempt by each one to defy the other in terms of splendour, power, authority and sheer opulence.”
“It was a struggle for power between states, but it was also a personal struggle between the two most powerful young men on the planet - a cross between a heavyweight boxing bout and a showdown between Gok Wan and Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen.... a truly celebrity event.”
Tickets for the 7.30pm show on 14th February cost £8 or £7 concessions and can be bought by visiting www.acorntheatre.net or by calling the box office on 01909 501817.
To be in with the chance of winning a pair of tickets to the show, simply answer the following question.
Q) Who was the first wife of King Henry VIII?
A) Jane Seymour
B) Catherine of Aragon
C) Anne Boleyn
Mark your entry ‘Kings of Cloth of Gold’ and email it with your name, address and daytime contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it by post to: The Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop S80 2AY.
The closing date for entries is Tuesday 12th February. Normal Guardian competition rules apply.