Suitable for ages 7 to 14 years
A slice of popular history served up with lashings of laughter. Trace the passage of King Henry the Eighth during his reign and meet his six wives and several other interesting and amusing characters. Enjoy a spot of grave digging! Or perhaps partake in an execution!
Discover the Tudor period and the people of the time with authentically designed costumes and props.
"The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and in particular the show!"
Rebecca, Heath Mount School, Watton at Stone.
"Fabulous as always. The children were entertained and learned such a lot. A very professional company. Thank you."
Jane Eyre, St. Michael's Middle School, Wimborne Minster.
"The Year 5s really enjoyed the performance of Henry VIII last week. Please could you email me an invoice so that I can get a cheque sent out to you."
Helen Lea, Whitchurch Junior School, Stanmore.
"Many thanks for your hard work on Friday, the children loved it! "
Alastair, St. Edward’s Junior School, Cheltenham.
"Once again a superb play from your touring group. The year 5 pupils enjoyed every minute."
Jane Eyre, St. Michael's Middle School, Wimborne Minster.
"Thank you for a wonderful day."
Sue Barnes & Rhiannon Sellman, Gorse Ride Junior School
"Many thanks for your performance of Henry VIII. The children gained such an insight into Henry VIII's life, and were really inspired by the knowledge they gained. We look forward to your next visit."
Amarit Gidda, Holy Family Catholic School
"We just wanted to say a big thank you for Olivia's party yesterday. What a fantastic show and workshop. The children were all buzzing with it today at school. We won't forget it for years to come."
The Dawes family
"Thank you all very much we really enjoyed the show. It was informative, funny and captured the imagination of everyone. Many thanks."
All the staff and children, Long Ditton St. Mary's Church of England Junior School
"Thank you very much for the fantastic performance about Henry VIII. The children all thoroughly enjoyed it, and it really enhanced their learning. The children loved the Workshops too, and didn't they come up with some bizarre plays!"
Sophie Frommholz, Assistant Head Teacher, West Byfleet Junior School
"Thank you for a truly wonderful performance. I look forward to your return visit."
Melissa Ash - Holy Cross CE Primary School
"Many, many thanks for making our first BOOK IT! celebration a memorable event. As a consequence of your visit the children have produced some inspired "follow up" work. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require a letter of recommendation. Until next time...."
Denise McCulloch/Sue Sturges - Amesbury School
"We absolutely loved your visit to us in May when you performed Henry VIII for our Tudor Banquet. You were wonderful! I know it is very short notice but do you have any availability to perform 'Search for the Lost Tomb' We are taking our children to a Tutankhamun exhibition and it would fit in nicely."
Val Mullooly - Principal - Glenarm College
"Hi Aesop’s Theatre Group, What a good time the students had on Monday when you came to perform your play about the life of Henry VIII. I thought you might like to see a copy of the letter we wrote to the body that funded the performance for us. Thanks again”
Carolyn Nelms (Victoria Education Centre)
I believe you came to our school on 23rd October 2015 to perform your play "Henry VIII". We were very impressed, and are looking to book you again for next year. Also, another group is interested in your "World War II" play, and will be in touch shortly.
Alison Bryan, St. Botolph's, Sleaford
Dear Albert, Thank you so much for arranging yesterday’s performances. Both performances were fantastic – the school is buzzing with them! Marvellous! Sadly we haven’t got any photos of the WW2 one. Have you got any you could send me without children please that I can add to the display? Thank you. Kind regards,
Ruth Walker, School Librarian, Elstree School
Just wanted to say that Henry VIII was so good, we nearly laughed our heads off. See you all again soon!
Phil Ball, Brooklands Primary School
Hi Aesop's, Today year 3 spent the day as Tudors and went back in time. The children enjoyed an amazing performance where they saw the story of of Henry VIII and his wives brought to life by the brilliant actors of Aesop's Theatre.
Sherry Barlow, Long Ditton St. Mary's Junior School. Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Hello Albert, I just wanted to say a big thank you to your actors for providing the Tudor Workshops today. Our Year 3.& 4 children really enjoyed them. I was pleased to be able to pop in a couple of times to see the workshops running and saw the children engaged and enthused.
Many thanks, Kat, St. Peter's CE Primary School, Bristol, 19th October 2016
17th October 2016 Hello, I am contacting you from Tooting Primary School. You visited us in February and delivered a performance about King Henry VIII which the children thoroughly enjoyed. I am now enquiring about a Stone Age performance for our year 3 children. Is this something that you do? if so, I would very much like some more information about it. I look forward to hearing from you. Katie Hagon, Tooting Primary School
Dear Albert, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your amazing theatre company today. Karen and Lana were fantastic and the children thoroughly enjoyed the show. I have included photos and a mention in our newsletter. Thanks again and see you next year! Katerina Portou, Whitchurch Primary School, Stanmore.
After enjoying such a splendid day with two of your actresses, who brought history alive for our students, we would very much like to book for next year. Please may we reserve Tuesday 7th November for a WWII morning and Henry VIII afternoon for years 5&6 respectively. Each year group has 180 children in it. My colleague, Rachael Hughes, has emailed our feedback to you.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Kind regards, Clare Taylor, Baden-Powell & St. Peter’s School, Poole
Two of your actresses came into our school on Tuesday 8th November and I must say that they were absolutely fantastic. As a theatre company, you have been performing at our school for several year and this year was the best that I have ever seen. The children (and the adults!) loved it.
The parts that the children enjoyed the most were the interactive sections, where you involved the children. They can't stop talking about the exercises section - you have definitely given them a memory that will last for years to come.
So... please pass on my thanks to the organisers and the actresses for making it such a special day for years 5 and 6. My colleague (Claire Taylor) will be in touch soon to re-book you for next year.
Rachael Hughes, BPSP School, Parkstone
Many thanks as always for your spectacular shows: brilliantly funny and enlightening.
Mrs K. Portou Assistant Headteacher, Upper KS2, Whitchurch Primary School & Nursery