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'King Henry VIII' by Geoff Bamber - additional information.

'King Henry VIII' by Geoff Bamber
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Period and Geography
Location: England. Time Period: Medieval
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 1
Setting: Garden and Castle Exterior
Set Requirements: Backdrops/simple flats
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Descriptions of the characters
Humorous history, peppered with anachronisms. Single simple set, simple props. (Technically 3 Acts, but short enough for a one-act play!) Fits with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History syllabus (at a stretch!)
Henry VIII accidentally succeeds his father to the throne, after the premature death of his elder brother. His divorce from his first wife brings him a run-in with the pope, which doesn't stop him repeating his mistakes, including the disastrous acquisition of a wife via e-Bay (Ann of Cleeves, apparently), in his quest to furnish an heir to the throne.
Awards (won by this script or performances of the script):
Performance by Mini Roundabout Theatre Company - Overall winners of the Leverhulme Youth Drama Festival, 2006


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