Henry VIII The Musical is a powerful new musical production for youth theatres, high schools and universities. Following the incredible story of history's most famous King and the six wives who shared his life, this magical show has received standing ovations from Stratford-upon-Avon to London.
Having been performed in three of UK's leading theatres, selected by the Royal Shakespeare Company for its national showcase of talent, and promoted by the likes of Stephen Fry, Kerry Ellis (Wicked) and Alison Weir, the show will soon be available for licensing via the website: www.henryviiithemusical.com.
This script is from the original cast production, and has a runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes. An abridged version of 1 hour 45 minutes is also available.
For more information about the musical (including how to license the show) including photos, videos and songs, visit www.henryviiithemusical.com
Here’s five good reasons why this may be ideal for your next production:
1. Dramatic Range: Henry VIII The Musical has 10 principal characters, numerous satisfying supporting roles, and an unlimited number of ensemble parts, allowing all members of your youth group to shine.
2. Proven Track Record: The show has been successfully performed in both a school setting and at three professional theatres, including the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (June 2012), the 1100 seat Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon (July 2012), and the prestigious Britten Theatre, London (December 2013).
3. Powerful Storyline: The story of Henry VIII has captured the imagination of the English speaking world for hundreds of years. Just think of the thousands of books, dozens of documentaries, numerous films, not to mention The Tudors TV series! Theatre goers love seeing a familiar tale retold, and so Henry VIII The Musical ensures a packed house for every performance.
4. National Recognition: The production was selected by the Royal Shakespeare Company from dozens of other shows to appear at its Open Stages National Showcase of Talent at Stratford-upon-Avon on 15th July 2012.
5. Educational Value: For school or youth groups performing the show, the musical presents a most enjoyable and engaging way to learn about one of the most significant periods of British history, and a major part of the National Curriculum for History.