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The Last Wife

February 12 @ 8:00 pm - March 3 @ 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 2, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 3, 2019

$44 – $55


Written by Kate Hennig

Directed by Eda Holmes

Starring Diana Donnelly as Catherine Parr

February 12 to March 3, 2019


History has taught us that wedding the notorious King Henry VIII usually proved fatal but in Kate Hennig’s re-imagined account of Catherine Parr, Henry’s sixth and last wife, not only did Henry meet his match in wit and negotiation but gained a formidable ally worthy of ruling the country in his absence and more than equipped to prepare his heirs, male and female, to rule an empire. Hennig takes you behind the throne into a home not unlike that of any power family today. The play sold out and enjoyed an extended run at the Stratford Festival where it premiered in 2015, and is popular in the US due to the uncanny parallels between Tudor and contemporary women who find ways to rise through the halls of power. It’s a smart, funny, potent examination of patriarchy, sexual politics, and women’s rights.


“This is really a story about a voice making itself heard and experienced in a world where there wasn’t a lot of space for that.” – Alan Dilworth, Stratford Festival/Soulpepper Director


2017 Governor General’s Award nominee

2015 Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award for Excellence in Classical Theatre


“a superb first play” – The Star

“…lively…contemporary…unapologetic” – Globe and Mail

“a riveting meditation on power, family, intimacy…sexual politics and women’s rights” – Ottawa Citizen


Centaur Theatre
453 St. Francois-Xavier
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(514) 288-3161