Living Spit

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

19-24 October

The show they couldn’t kill returns to Clevedon following a smash hit run in London where it gained an "Offie" nomination!


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 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 comes back to Clevedon following sell-out runs in at Bristol Old Vic, a UK tour and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and direct from the world famous Kings Head theatre in London. 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.



‘The best 100 minute comedy show outside of the Edinburgh Fringe’

Western Daily Press ★★★★★



'Brilliant comic acting… honest, unpretentious, beautifully scripted comedy…. premier league stuff’

Venue ★★★★★

RUNNING TIME 75 mins (No Interval)





​TIME 7.30pm 

Unit 5 Queens Square Clevedon BS21 6HX

Theatre Shop is in the pedestrianised square behind B&M Bargains, tucked between Superdrug and Boots.

We recommend parking in B&M Bargains car park and  walking across Queens Square where you'll find Theatre Shop.


Theatre Orchard and Living Spit met in 2012. Their eyes locked across a crowded room and they decided to get together and turn an empty shop into a theatre.

They named their bundle of joy “Theatre Shop”. It’s 5 years old this year and is now run by The Theatre Shop CIC, a brand new not-for-profit company.