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Living Spit - The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Two Actors. Too Many Characters. One Big Ego 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 (Bristol Old Vic) and Stu (Kneehigh) 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? An undisputed hit at the Bristol Old Vic, complete with original live 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. The best 100 minute comedy show outside of the Edinburgh Fringe. With a seamless blend of bluesy songs, wonderful one-liners and a script that constantly surprised ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’ is a show that deserves a wider audience. Western Daily Press www.livingspit.co.uk