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This is an organised event following Government guidelines. A full risk assessment has been conducted and social distancing regulations will be observed.

Living Spit presents

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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.


Friday 9th October 2020 – 7.30pm


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 the South-West for one last time after a smash-hit, Off-West End Award nominated London run just before Coronavirus shut everything down. 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.

This is an indoor event so please wear a mask.

There will be no toilet facilities available and no refreshments will be on offer. The Hall has a no food and drinks policy due to Covid-19.



“‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’ is 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)

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

Think of Six, turn it upside down, add a couple of hysterical jokes, and you’ll have The Six Wives of Henry VIII. The result is glorious.
**** Broadway World

“A brilliant, successful show that will ensure you have one of the funniest evenings of the beginning of this decade.”
***** – My Theatre Mates 

Fri, 9 October 2020
19:30 – 20:45 BST

St Andrew’s Church Hall
Silver Street
Chew Magna
BS40 8RD


Age 12+