Six Dead Queens and an inflatable Henry

by Foursight Theatre

Directed by Darren Barsby

Running Time 75 mins. No interval


Originally devised by Foursight Theatre, Six Dead Queens weaves together history and comedy in this tale of three Catherines, two Annes and one Jane the ill-fated wives of Henry VIII. 

Betrayed, beheaded, barren, bemused, broken and bored, this royal gaggle is trapped in eternity and forced to share one husband and one bed upon which they sing, dance and fight to assert themselves as the one true queen. 

The queens shine a comedic light on the dark reign of Henry VIII, forcing the limitations of their historical archetypes to the breaking point. As each accepts the challenge of being her true self, enemies are transformed into comrades, and the women behind the titles band together to raise a raucous royal coup against their fat, flaccid, inflatable spouse.


Please note this production contains adult language

Cast
Loretta Freeman
Catherine of Aragon
Rosamund Barnes
Ann Boleyn
Ashleigh Harper
Jane Seymour
Jo Manser
Anne of Cleeves
Julia Arundale
Katherine Howard
Josie Melton
Catherine Parr







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