The King’s Mare

After its tour dates, this show was due to open in the West End on 6th July 1966, but this was delayed by a fortnight when Glynis Johns suffered a fall.

Cast & Crew


Anne of Cleves
Chancellor in Cleves
Court Lady / [understudy] Anne of Cleves
Frau Schwartzenbrock
Frau Willick
Henry VIII
Holbein / [understudy] Henry VIII
Kathryn Howard
Lady in Waiting
Court Lady / [understudy] Anne of Cleves (replacement)
  (started 19th September 1966)


Adapted by
Stage Manager


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Play description

Also produced under the title THE FLANDERS MARE.

Photo credits


  1. On 28th December 2020 at 12:18 p.m., ImogenReid noted:

    My parents met while working on The King’s Mare at The Garrick Theatre. My Mother’s name was Vilma Stuttle, my Father’s name was Peter Reid. My Mum had a small part in the play (Lady in Waiting), but she was also understudy to another part. My Dad was working as a dresser, he was charged with the task of teaching Vilma how to sing and play the guitar, this was no mean feat, Vilma was tone deaf! I have publicity photographs of Vilma in costume, and a copy of the original Playbill as a memento. Imogen Reid (Vilma and Peter Reid’s daughter)

  2. On 24th September 2023 at 10:06 a.m., Henrecian noted:

    I have copies of the show’s programme and two gowns, worn by Keith Michell in the production – marked with his name. They are quite well worn – I think they did the ‘rounds’ of ‘am-dram’ before I got them. I am very interested in/a collector of anything related to Michell as Henry VIII.

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