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Festival 2024 is officially open and reviews for The Other Boleyn Girl are in. Have a scroll through the critics' comments below. You've got until 11 May to catch The Other Boleyn Girl, playing in the Festival Theatre, with tickets from £10.

4 Stars

An irresistible take on this hushed-up slice of history.

The Stage

5 Stars

Fantastic drama. Thrilling.

Libby Purves, Theatre Cat

4 Stars

An unquestionably beautiful production.

4 Stars

A triumph of style and imagination.

The Latest

4 Stars

Slick, elegant and gripping. Aside from the uniform excellence of the acting, the movement – all elegant court dances – music and costumes contribute to a powerful sense of time and place.

The I newspaper

An outstanding piece of drama brilliantly delivered.

Chichester Observer

Central to Lucy Bailey’s production are two brilliantly executed performances by Lucy Phelps as Mary and Freya Mavor as Anne. Mavor is dazzling to watch as the feisty and passionate Anne.


Lucy Phelps has a riveting stage presence.

Daily Telegraph

It’s atmospheric, it’s funny, it’s dark and it’s a treat. The finest start to the season we could have hoped for.

Portsmouth News

Stunningly triumphant

British Theatre Guide

Take a peak behind-the-scenes...

James Corrigan, who plays George Boleyn, has been snapping photos backstage and during tech rehearsals. Explore below!