Torontos fascination with royals manifests in theatre

center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement East of Yonge St., Soulpepper Theatre is also taking on a royal drama with The Last Wife, a contemporary retelling by Kate Hennig of the tale of King Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife, Katherine Parr (the only one to survive him).This production brings together the cast that premiered the play at the Stratford Festival in 2015, where it sold out even before rehearsals began. This summer, Hennig’s sequel, The Virgin Trial, will also appear at the festival. Adding to the royal confluence is the blockbuster Netflix seriesThe Crown (another Morgan project, partly inspired by The Audience), which just won two Golden Globes.We could thank Will and Kate for this resurgence in Canada’s royal obsession, but if you ask Hennig, there’s a deeper reason.last_img

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