Invitations are herewith extended to join no less a person than King Henry VIII at a banquet in Swynnerton Village Hall on the evening of Saturday October 12th. The menu will include beef royale and apple coffin with accompaniments (a a vegetarian option will also be available). Please bring your own drinks and suitable drinking vessels. After dinner, His Majesty has promised to favour guests with intimate revelations about his wives, children, friends and enemies (often the same individuals). His royal personnage will be enacted by John White, who regularly plays Henry VIII at Tutbury Castle to curator Lesley Smith’s Elizabeth I or Mary Queen of Scots. “Anyone who has seen Lesley in character at Tutbury will know how the evening will progress,” says organiser Marget Thompstone. Tickets at £16 are available on 01782 796605.
Medieval costume optional.