The Break With Rome
The sixteenth century king Henry VIII wanted a son, his wife Catherine of Aragon was too old to have any more children, so Henry found Anne Boleyn whom he thought could give him a son. Unfortunately for him he couldn’t do this without getting a divorce, something he could only do with the blessing of Rome itself.
Travel to the Court and meet the famous, cantankerous and outrageous Henry VIII in this story of mischief, intrigue and adventure that leads up to the break from Rome and Henry’s marriage to Anne Boleyn.
What you get?
When you buy you get
With stage suggestions
Full libretto score
| MP3 tracks
| MP3 tracks
backing so your children learn the tunes
Make the props, scenery and costumes from recycled materials
Complete 50 minute show supplied ready to perform by 15 to 100 children Script (including stage directions) with Historical Fact Sheets and Art pack, MP3 files with Performance and Backing tracks, 12 month Performance and Video License – Photocopying License
Total Characters. 13 main parts, 2 Roman envoys, 5 guards, 4 aristocrats, 2 Maids of Honour. Numbers are flexible.
Henry VIII – King of England.
Strolling Minstrel – The Narrator.
Advisors 1, 2 & 3 – The king’s advisors.
Catherine of Aragon – The king’s wife.
Catherine’s Maid of Honour – The queen’s maid and advisor.
Princess Mary – Spirited seven year old daughter of the king & queen.
Anne Boleyn – The future queen.
Thomas Boleyn – Anne’s father.
Cardinal Wolsey – The king’s advisor on religious affairs.
Thomas Cromwell – The king’s advisor.
Thomas More – Lord Chancellor.
2 Roman Envoys – Envoys sent by the Pope.
Anne’s Maid of Honour – New maid for Anne when she becomes queen.
Henry VIII is a work of genius. It’s so hard to find really, really good resources for drama.
Esme Bates. LAMDA teacher.