Divorced, Beheaded, Died – An Evening with King Henry VIII





Category: Theatre

​The year is 1544 and King Henry, the Eighth of that name, is engaged upon Royal Progress about his Realm; and has halted in Malton to afford his loyal subjects the opportunity to have ‘audience’ with their Sovereign Lord and King.

This one-man, two-act show, from Select Society Theatre Company has toured extensively across the ‘Realm’, and to the USA.

Henry will recount the events of his life and long reign, telling of his wives and of his children. The second Act concludes with a Q&A in which you are invited to pose questions on any related topic – a lively session is assured and there are always surprising answers!

Jack Abbot (‘Henry VIII’) recreates ‘historical characters’ at heritage, educational, and corporate venues across the UK and the USA; and has performed as ‘Henry VIII’ at Windsor Castle on behalf of he Royal Household. Interestingly, DNA tests have revealed that Jack is the 21st cousin, 6 times removed, of Henry VIII – so perhaps there is more to it than having a belly and a beard !!!!!!

Please Note: This performance is ​only suitable for audiences aged 12+

“Jack Abbot looks the picture of Henry VIII …. an imposing figure …. great presence …. poignant …. Abbot is a powerhouse and embodies Henry VIII perfectly ….” Simon Topping – Brighton Fringe Festival 2021.