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About The Show

At turns both dark and humorous, this fast-paced theatre spectacle covers a wide range of musical styles from choral to funk, and includes full-cast numbers as well as poignant solos and haunting duets.

Henry VIII The Musical has been successfully performed in schools and at three professional theatres, including the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, the 1100 seat Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the prestigious Britten Theatre, London. The show was selected by the Royal Shakespeare Company to headline its Open Stages National Showcase of Talent in July 2012.

The production has been promoted by the likes of Stephen Fry; Wicked Star, Kerry Ellis; and world-renowned Tudor historian, Alison Weir.

The musical is now available for schools and youth theatres to perform, and comes in Junior and Full versions. Request your perusal copy.

A much loved story

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.

Made for Schools

The creators of this production have been involved in dozens of school and youth theatre productions. We know what works. Everything about the Junior and Full versions is designed to work for the intended age groups, as well as presenting an enjoyable and engaging way to learn about one of the most significant periods of British history, and a major part of the National Curriculum.

Designed for Simplicity

We’ve done the hard work to make it simple for you. You get all the materials to download instantly. The production comes with professional backing tracks for all songs and incidental music. Minimal scenery is required. We include a director’s guide with tips on characters-per-scene, prop lists, costume suggestions and much much more.

Full support

Pure Musicals Ltd is not some faceless company. We’re Paul and Eddie. We’ve written, directed and performed the show many times and we want you to enjoy it as much as we have. Need advice on performing the music? Paul has 20 years of music teaching experience and is happy to help. Need support on your downloads? Let Eddie be your tech guru!

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Just fifteen licences will be available for schools and theatre groups from 1st February 2020!
To register your interest and to receive a 10% discount on your order, vist our sign-up page.

Use code HEN2020 to claim 10% discount on orders made before end of March 2020.