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Henry's Wives (The Much-Married Musical)

Leslie Bricusse

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  7f, 6m

Henry's Wives (The Much-Married Musical) (libretto)
Book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse

The Henry in question is Henry VIII of England and here his six famous wives and their stories are given a light-hearted and slightly irreverent treatment. Staying with the known facts of events but gently fabricating circumstances, this is an exciti…

Henry's Wives (The Much-Married Musical)

by  Leslie Bricusse

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    7f, 6m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Theatre for Young Audiences, Biography, Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
The Henry in question is Henry VIII of England and here his six famous wives and their stories are given a light-hearted and slightly irreverent treatment. Staying with the known facts of events but gently fabricating circumstances, this is an exciting and fast-moving glimpse at a slice of English history. Songs in Henry's Wives include "The Grape and the Vine" "The Perfect Woman" "Kings and Clowns" and "Husbands and Wives". The musical can be staged quite simply with minimum casting or can be elaborate with added chorus, as circumstances allow.The musical was first seen in London under the title Kings and Clowns, featuring Frank Finlay, Elizabeth Counsell and Dilys Watling.

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  • Mild Adult Themes

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Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan

Casting

7f, 6m
Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting

Music

  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

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15 Piano Vocal Scores
Keyboards I and II
Bass
Optional inclusion of Elizabethan-style instruments (no separate orchestral parts available)

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Authors

Leslie Bricusse

Leslie Bricusse is a writer/composer/lyricist who has contributed to many musical films and plays during his long, award-winning career. He was born in London and educated at University College School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. At Cambridge, he was president of both the University Footlights C ...

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