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The Tudor Rose

by Gawen Robinson

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NATIONAL CURRICULUM - THE TUDORS - HENRY VIII

  • 32 speaking roles plus several cameo parts; easily reduced or expanded.
  • Unlimited chorus parts - as many as you like!
  • Easy to stage with simple scenery - adaptable.
  • CD of Backing Tracks available.
  • CD of Vocal Tracks available.
  • Piano/Vocal Score available.
  • Easily constructed and manageable props.
  • Age range - Key Stage 2 Production (7-11 years).
  • Duration - One Hour.

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Children learn more while they are having fun so the scripts and songs are geared as much toward entertainment, as historical accuracy. "The Tudor Rose" can be performed as a full musical production or a shortened assembly piece and being topic based, is easily adapted into an invaluable classroom teaching resource.

"The Tudor Rose" is set out as a musical play in two acts. A Narrator links the events in between sections giving an historical backdrop to each scene in the lives of these two great Tudor monarchs. 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 in a series of flashbacks which are re-enacted through song including his triumphs at the Battle of the Spurs and in the Field of the cloth of gold.

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.

This show has been performed in a variety of ways including an outdoor pageant with tent and all!

The Tudor Rose is set out as a musical play in two acts. The narrations should be spoken.

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 King by a series of flashbacks which are re-enacted through song. His long suffering jester and his last wife, Catherine Parr humour him.

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. Please use your imagination!

Speaking Roles by Number of Lines

N.B. In the following list, the number shows how many spoken lines each role has.

Character NameNumber of Lines
Henry VIII62
Narrator 131
Narrator 226
Queen Elizabeth I18
Henry VII16
Philip II11
Will Somers11
Sir Francis Drake10
Catherine Parr9
Commentator8
Lord Charles Howard5
Thomas More5
Thomas Wolsey4
Young Henry4
Duke of Medina Sidonia3
Francis I3
Onlooker 23
Sir John Hawkins3
Thomas Cromwell3
William Cecil3
English Messenger2
Queen Elizabeth2
Sir Walter Raleigh2
Thomas Cranmer2
Duke of Parma1
English Spy1
Onlooker 11
Onlooker 31
Onlooker 41
Prince Edward1
Princess Elizabeth1
Princess Mary1

Alphabetical Order (with Line Count)

NB In the following list, the number shows how many spoken lines each role has

Character NameNumber of Lines
Catherine Parr9
Commentator8
Duke of Medina Sidonia3
Duke of Parma1
English Messenger2
English Spy1
Francis I3
Henry VII16
Henry VIII62
Lord Charles Howard5
Narrator 1 31
Narrator 226
Onlooker 11
Onlooker 23
Onlooker 31
Onlooker 41
Philip II11
Prince Edward1
Princess Elizabeth1
Princess Mary1
Queen Elizabeth2
Queen Elizabeth I18
Sir Francis Drake10
Sir John Hawkins3
Sir Walter Raleigh2
Thomas Cranmer2
Thomas Cromwell3
Thomas More5
Thomas Wolsey4
Will Somers11
William Cecil3
Young Henry4

Non Speaking Roles: Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Catherine of Aragon, a Spanish Spy, an Executioner, Hans Holbein, the English Army, the French Army, Courtiers, Entertainers, Musicians, Dancers and a Choir.

5 Star Rating

The Tudor Rose

"Everyone enjoyed and learned a lot from this experience. The pupils enjoyed it and I, as Director, appreciated the skilled, orchestrated backing music that worked on the mood of the piece and carried the performers along. "
Adele Evittt , Director of Show.

5 Star Rating

The Tudor Rose

"Fantastic show; what's important is that it fulfilled the necessary prerequisites. It was educational, the staff enjoyed it and the children had fun. All hail to the Tudor King! "
Music Co-Ordinator.

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Product Name Product Price Qty
Script (Non-editable PDF) £10.00
Script (Editable Word Doc) £12.00
PDF & Word Doc Scripts £15.00
PDF Piano Score £12.00
MP3 Backing Tracks £10.00
MP3 Vocal Tracks £10.00

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Product Name Product Price Qty
Script £14.00
Pack of 5 Scripts £35.00
Pack of 10 Scripts £55.00
Piano Score £13.00
CD of Backing Tracks £13.00
CD of Vocal Tracks £13.00

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Size of your School Size Price per Performance Price Number of Performances Number
200+ Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £30.00
150-199 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £25.00
100-149 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £20.00
50-99 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £15.00
0-49 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £10.00
Youth Theatre (any size) £50.00

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Size of your School Size Price of Licence Price Qty Qty
200+ Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £30.00
150-199 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £25.00
100-149 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £20.00
50-99 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £15.00
0-49 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £10.00
Youth Theatre (any size) £50.00

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Size of your School Size Price of Licence Price Qty Qty
200+ Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £30.00
150-199 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £25.00
100-149 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £20.00
50-99 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £15.00
0-49 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £10.00
Youth Theatre (any size) £50.00