Blood Royal: A Play of the Princes in the Tower by Andrew Beattie

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About The Play

Drama. 90-100 minutes. 5-15 females, 12-40 males (17-55 performers possible).  Suitable for high school and older performers (with several roles for performers aged 11-13) and middle school and older audiences.

First produced by Eltham College (London, UK).

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The year is 1483, and a boy makes a friend: a kitchen girl in his castle. But when his father, Edward IV, suddenly passes away and the boy becomes King of England, young Beth becomes part of one of the darkest and most mysterious episodes in English history. As the boy's uncle, Richard of Gloucester, sets his sights on the throne, will Beth be able to do more than be a spectator to the fate of Edward and his younger brother, the Princes in the Tower? Historical figures and fictional characters collide in this fast-paced, theatrical drama.

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Did You Know?

Steven Stack’s first acting role was in 3rd grade in an adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, in which he played Hansel and the father. He was originally cast as only the father, but the boy playing Hansel got sick and Steven had already memorized all his lines.