Henry's Wives (The Much-Married Musical)

by  Leslie Bricusse

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  6m, 7f

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…

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Henry's Wives (The Much-Married Musical)

by  Leslie Bricusse

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Henry's Wives (The Much-Married Musical)

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 7f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences, Biography, Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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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Considerations

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan

Music

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

Casting

6m, 7f
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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting

Resources

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Full Package

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

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Leslie Bricusse

Leslie Bricusse

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