The Tudor Rose
Published by Musicline
Act 1 concerns the life and times of Henry VIII from his childhood until his death in 1547.
The main events in his life are remembered by the ageing, bad tempered King and are re-enacted through song including his triumphs in battle
His long suffering jester and his last wife try to humour him in an attempt to survive his worsening moods haunted by the memory of his previous wives and associates
Act 2 portrays the events leading up to the invasion of the Spanish Armada in 1588. The action is split between Spain and England as Elizabeth I, Lord Howard and Sir Francis Drake plot to defeat Philip II and his chief naval commander Duke Medina Sidonia
Each act is preceded by a song leading up to the events of the story. All the songs can be sung by a separate choir while the action is self contained A CD of Backing Tacks and Vocals is available separately Age Guide 7-11 Duration - About 60 minutes.