Six Wives Of Henry VIII

The brilliant Living Spit present their hysterical, self-referential romp through history with live music, embroidery and barbie dolls - you may just laugh your head off

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  • Thursday, 12th March 2020
  • Friday, 13th March 2020
  • Saturday, 14th March 2020
12th Mar 2020 - 14th Mar 2020
7.30pm (plus 2pm on Saturday) | £12 (£10 conc.)

Howard Coggins looks like Henry VIII. There’s no escaping that. Stu Mcloughlin doesn’t really look like any of the wives, but he’s going to give it a go. After their previous self-funded two-man historical drama is savaged in the press, Howard and Stu are at their wits’ end. Then they hit upon an idea for a show that could change everything… But can two of the South West’s favourite theatrical sons put aside their differences and make it through to the end without killing each other?

Living Spit’s original hit show plays Bristol for the very last time. With live original music, embroidery, barbie dolls, silly songs and historical hysteria, this promises to be an ill-researched lesson in cross-dressing, Tudor history that you’ll never forget. You may just laugh your head off.

“A storming, surprising and sassy night out. The music is as cool as the wives are hot and, amidst the sharp dialogue, witty characters, deft theatricality and bloody fascinating history, I was genuinely moved. Cracking storytelling and a top night out.”
Emma Rice, Wise Children and The Globe

“Brilliant comic acting… honest, unpretentious, beautifully scripted comedy… Premier league stuff.”
★★★★★ Venue

“Hysterically funny… left me with aching cheeks from laughing so much.”

“A double act to keep a beady eye on – their versatility and range is extraordinary.”
★★★★★ Bristol Post

Suitable foe ages 12+
Running Time: 90 mins (with interval)
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