Robin Kingsland – The Last Abbot of Reading

Robin co-stars in Rabble Theatre’s The Last Abbot of Reading, running in the ruins of Reading Abbey from the 11th of June to the 3rd of July.

Celebrating 900 years since the abbey’s founding, it tells the story of Hugh Cook, a then-unknown monk living at Reading Abbey until a chance encounter with King Henry VIII results in him unexpectedly being appointed to the position of abbot.

Now catapulted into a world of intrigue politics and danger, Hugh just balance his beliefs with the orders of the famously formidable king. As England distances itself more and more with the church in Europe, he is forced to make an impossible choice. 

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