Henry_6_Wives_Assembly

Henry_6_Wives_Assembly - Henry and his 6 wives The Cast Old...

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Henry and his 6 wives The Cast Old Henry 8 th Henry (1)– Young Henry 8 th Henry (2)– The Jester – Announcers (narrator) – Henry 7 th Richard 3 rd - Soldiers – Catherine of Aragon - Cardinal Wolsey – Executioner - Anne Boleyn - Jane Seymour - Anne of Cleeves– Catherine Howard - Catherine Parr - Courtiers –
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Henry and his 6 wives SETTING Hampton Court ballroom. Tables, chairs, feast, throne Children enter to Greensleeves or similar Tudor music Announcers: Welcome commoners. Join us at Hampton Court palace as we travel back nearly 500 years in time. The year is 1543 and our dear king Henry the eighth is getting married. ..for the sixth time! Enter moody Henry 8 th followed by a Jester who is trying to cheer him up. Henry sits on throne and after a pause to survey the scene he waves a hand to indicate the celebration begin. – Henry 8 (1) : Let the party begin. Children sing/dance ‘Now is the Month of May’ or ‘Greensleeves’ Henry claps bored, miserable Jester: Why are you so miserable sire? This is a wedding celebration. Henry 8 (1) : But it’s my 6 th (angrily). How do I know this one will last? Look what happened before. Jester: Well, you may not have got a very good track record with marriages, but look on the bright side! You’ve done a lot to shape history, you’re a royal celebrity, everyone has heard of you. Henry 8 (1) : Dad said it would be tough being king with all the responsibilities to look after England. Sometimes I wish he had never beaten Richard 3 rd at the Battle of Bosworth.
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Announcers: Flashback, we go back in time to see what happened. Harp/cymbals/ signs – someway to indicate a Flashback in time. Enter Henry 7 th stage left Henry 8 th (1) : Hey! That’s my dad, Henry 7th Henry 7 th can not hear or see his son – he is in the middle of a battle, screaming he is followed on by his soldiers. Henry 7 th : (shouting, sword raised) Death to Richard of York. Long live the House of Lancaster. Enter Richard 3 rd stage right and a sword battle ensues. Richard 3 rd : I’m Richard of York, you will never have this crown! Henry 7
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