Henry VIII: Two Actors, Too Many Characters, One Big Ego!

The Six Wives of Henry VIII was an undisputed hit at the Bristol Old Vic, and with live original music, embroidery, barbie dolls, silly songs and historical hysteria, it promises to be an ill-researched lesson in cross-dressing Tudor history that you’ll never forget. This original play is opening the new autumn season at the Arts Centre at 8pm on Saturday 8 September, tickets are available from the box office 01308 424204 or online.

Bridport Arts Centre is pleased to welcome shows that have been developed at the creative centre of theatre in the South West: the Bristol Old Vic. This rip- roaring comedy will please all theatre and comedy lovers, and at just under two hours will make for a great evening out after a theatre supper.

These talented actors developed the play together, quickly realising that Howard Coggins looks like Henry VIII. There’s no escaping that. Stu McLoughlin doesn’t really look like any of the wives, but he’s going to give it a go.

And so Howard (Bristol Old Vic) and Stu (Kneehigh) hit upon an idea for a show which seems perfect for them. The reviews for the show when it opened in Bristol have been universally excellent and so be prepared for a hugely enjoyable evening of daft comedy, with brilliant acting and a terrific script.

The play is also on at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis on Thursday 6 September and Dorchester Arts Centre on Friday 7 September.

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