THE HABSBURG TRAGEDIES

12-15 APRIL 17, Lyric Theatre Belfast

by Conor Mitchell

Performed by Jo Donnelly, Stella McCusker & Abigail McGibbon | Director Conor Mitchell | Lighting designer Simon Bird | Leader Aoife Magee | Clarinet Kevin Lawless | Violin Rachel Grimes | 'Cello Elias Rooney | Percussion Anthony Stuart | Associate musical director Alex Bellamy | Technician Damian Cox | Assistant director Matthew Cavan

THE FINAL CONFESSION OF JUANA THE MAD, 2017

THE FINAL CONFESSION OF JUANA THE MAD, 2017

[Part one]
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 two]
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