Henry VIII


Author: Daniel Dalton – Music: Daniel Hewitt


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.

Henry VIII Main Show Script Sample

What you get?

When you buy you get

The Script

With stage suggestions

Music Score

Full libretto score

 MP3 tracks

performance backing

 MP3 tracks

backing so your children learn the tunes

Art pack

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

Cast List

Total Characters.  13 main parts, 2 Roman envoys, 5 guards, 4 aristocrats, 2 Maids of Honour. Numbers are flexible.

Main Parts:

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.

Other Parts:

2 Roman Envoys –                             Envoys sent by the Pope.

Anne’s Maid of Honour –                   New maid for Anne when she becomes queen.

5 Guards

4 Aristocrats

Music Samples

Your a Rat

I Need a Son



Henry VIII is a work of genius. It’s so hard to find really, really good resources for drama.
Esme Bates. LAMDA teacher.