The play can be performed with four actors doubling, as below, or with a bigger company as desired. There are eighteen roles.
Actor 1 – Thomas Tallis, the Bishop, Dr DEE, the Guard.
Actor 2 – Queen Cathe rine, the Commissioner, Joan, BETHAN,
Mrs Prest, Elizabeth I, Mary.
Actor 3 – Henry VIII, the Priest, Edward’s atten dant, the
PLASTERER, Mr Prest.
Actor 4 – The Boy King (Edward)
The girl and the singer in Scene Two can be played