Six Dead Queen and an Inflatable Henry have been originally devised by Foursight Theatre, where history and comedy come together to narrate a unique tale. On a typical day, in a majestic bedroom six women are hanging out and chit-chatting about various things and one of them is about a certain man who happens to be their husband! These six women are none other than the six queens of Henry VIII, who were married to him at different times at different ages but died because of different reasons. Sometimes simply because of the King’s wish. There is Catherine of Aragon, Ann Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Ann of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr; the ill-fated wives of Henry VIII who were betrayed, beheaded, barren, bemused, broken and bored, just because of one man. And in the midst of these, they also compete among themselves as to who was the truest and the best queen.
It is a rib-tickling comedy, where there is music, songs, dance and lots of laughter. Although the characters are from past the play definitely reflects upon problems and issues that women face at present, but of course through humor! Throughout the course of the play the queens accept the challenge of being their true selves, enemies are transformed into comrades, and the women behind the titles band together to raise a raucous royal coup against their fat, flaccid, inflatable spouse.