The eagerly anticipated sequel to The Last Wifeopens our 2018/19 season, and it’s proven to be even better than its predecessor. In The Virgin Trial, “Kate Hennig continues her Tudor Queens Trilogy by cleverly exploring victim shaming, sexual consent, and the extraordinary ability of girls becoming women.”
Having premiered at theStratford Festival in 2017, The Virgin Trialwas yet another runaway hit for Hennig. The script focuses on the political and sexual scandal that set the stage for Elizabeth I to become The Virgin Queen. After the deaths of her parents, Henry VIII and Katherine Parr, young Princess Elizabeth must defend herself against accusations of plotting to kill her brother, King Edward, and having an illicit love affair with her stepfather. While set in the Tudor period, the language and costumes of both plays by Hennig are modern.
Whether you need a refresher or missed our 2017 hit production of The Last Wifealtogether, be sure to review our upcoming recap before catching The Virgin Trialthis fall! You can read The Calgary Herald’s 5-star review of The Last Wife by journalist Louis B. Hobsonhere.