"All this? All Europe? All undone? And for what... A son?"
The Belfast Ensemble presents a double of cutting edge music theatre firsts.
Written by award-winning composer/playwright Conor Mitchell and with live chamber orchestra and three of Ireland’s LEADING actresses, these unique performances bring EUROPE’s most misremembered sisters to life. This double is a must see event in the city and a first for music-theatre in Ireland and the UK.
The Moot Virginity of Catherine of Aragon (A Solo)
1533. England’s fallen queen sits bereft - her mind trapped between present and past. With contemporary design and delicate score, this poetical cycle muses on Catherine’s divorce, Europe’s division and her first husband - Henry VIII’s brother - Arthur.
The Final Confession Of Juana ‘The Mad’ (A Duet)
1555. Spain’s ‘lunatic’ queen - Catherine’s sister, Juana - succumbs to the Inquisition. Fifty years a prisoner, she prepares a dramatic final confession. A duet between mother and daughter, this high energy premiere unites two of Ireland’s finest acting talents.
(Game of Thrones)
(Best Supporting Actor,
Irish Times Theatre Awards)
(Chronicles of Long Kesh)