Henry's Wives (The Much-Married Musical)

Henry's Wives (The Much-Married Musical)

Henry's Wives (The Much-Married Musical)

Henry's Wives (The Much-Married Musical)

Henry's Wives (The Much-Married Musical)

Overview

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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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Theatre for Young Audiences, Biography, Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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 ...

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