All shows are published by Samuel French Ltd, |
52 Fitzroy St, London W1P 6JR
who can provide perusal scripts, demo CDs,
piano/vocal scores, band parts and backing tracks.
... your body will ROCK and your head will ROLL...
Specially adapted for primary schools!
Samuel French Ltd
The life of King Henry VIII - England's most outrageous monarch - is accurately related in this rock and roll musical which has been performed by amateurs, schools and semi-pro groups, throughout the U.K. and also in such far off places as New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia and Kenya.
Battles with France, the reformation of the church, umpteen executions and the tale of six wives are all brought to the stage by the Tudor Newsteam in this riotous extravaganza.
The new ABRIDGED VERSION is especially suitable for large younger groups such as primary schools (ages 8-12). This version includes all the songs but cuts the dialogue to a minimum to create a show that lasts around 50 minutes with around 25 named speaking parts. The show can be further shortened by cutting some of the songs or scenes if required.
Hear the music:
The complete set of songs for HENRY THE TUDOR DUDE is available here.
For a short medley of the main songs, try this thing:
See the script: Please email me saying who you are and the name of your school or theatre group:
Scenery: All that's required is a desk for the newsreaders and a throne for Henry. Of course you can add in as much extra stuff as you like!
A GOOD TIME FOR EVERYONE...
Feltonfleet School at the Epsom Playhouse 1998
CastNEWSREADER 1 } for TUDOR NEWS
NEWSREADER 2 }
KING HENRY VIII
EMPSON } Henry VII's tax collectors
WAR CORRESPONDENT for TUDOR NEWS
JOAN the court clairvoyant
PRINCESS MARY Catherine of Aragon's daughter
and of course the six wives:
CATHERINE OF ARAGON
Plus lots of wanna-be queens, soldiers, girlfriends, crowds, jolly Germans, courtiers...
Many doubles are possible. (Minimum cast about 15).
The music is available on a CD of backing tracks.
THE TUDOR DUDE
THE QUIET GUY
Advice on using live music or backing tracks
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