A Little Neck

Commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces in association with Oxford Brookes University and created by Goat and Monkey and Ali Taylor.

1536. Anne Boleyn is Queen of England and expecting a son. She has everything she wants. But should she fail there are enemies everywhere who will stop at nothing to bring her down.
Hampton Court Palace was brought to life in this immersive promenade production plunging audiences into the dark heart of Henry VIII’s turbulent court. Stepping through shadowy corridors and in secret rooms, the audiences experienced a world gripped by treachery and ruthless ambition, that culminated in a large-scale finale in Base court with 50 performers and 120 audience members. 
We ran a supporting educational programme with young people aged 11 to 16, supported by the John Thaw Foundation.
  • Director: Joel and Sally Scott
    Script: Ali Taylor
    Set Designer:  James Cotterill
    Costume Designer:  Bryony Fayers
    Lighting Designer: Daniel Large
    Sound Designer: Tom Hackley 
    Composer and Musical Director:  Adam Lewis
    Creative Consultant: Professor Tom Betteridge
    Produced by: Catherine Morgenstern, Catherine Rowe and Sally Scott for Schtanhaus
    Video by: Ed Aldridge
“I had the great pleasure of working with Goat and Monkey on A LiIle Neck. It was a brilliant, evocative show which gave audiences a completely new experience of the palace and which sold out for the en?re run.”
(Dr Kent Rawlinson, Curator of Historic Buildings, Hampton Court Palace).
“Congratulations on your truly inspirational and memorable production of A Little Neck which we attended at Hampton Court Palace last night! If only there were still tickets available, we would come again.”


"It was the best theatrical experience of my life"
“All I really wanted to say was Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant!”
"The most gripping, entertaining and atmospheric show I have ever seen"
Audiences on A Little Neck

Supported by: Historic Royal Palaces, Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, The John Thaw Foundation, London Metropolitan University, Royal Central School Of Speech And Drama, Oxford Brookes University and Schtanhaus.