• The Habsburg Tragedies


    The Belfast Ensemble

    12 - 15 Apr

    Tickets

    £16.00- £18.00

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"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.

PART 1

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.

 

PART 2

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.

Starring

STELLA McCUSKER (Game of Thrones)

ABIGAIL McGIBBON (Best Supporting Actor,
Irish Times Theatre Awards)

JO DONNELLY (Chronicles of Long Kesh)

Conor Mitchell - Creator and Director

Lighting - Simon Bird

Orchestral Associate - Aoife Magee

Music Assistant - Alex Bellamy