Abigail McGibbon is about to take on the role of one of the most ruthless women in the world.

The controversially titled piece of musical theatre about Catherine of Aragon is a unique show in that it features live on-stage musicians and all the audience will remain standing for the duration of the 45 minute show which will be in The MAC from April 27-30.

The C**t of Queen Catherine is a tribute to the ruthless and intelligent Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England, written and directed by local award-winning composer and writer Conor Mitchell.

Abigail McGibbon, winner of best supporting actress in the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2016, plays the eponymous queen in this play that draws some interesting parallels with the ongoing EU debates that are happening at the moment.

Abigail portrays Catherine in this gripping and tragic exploration of her long and drawn out divorce from the infamous King Henry VIII. Following their divorce, will Europe divide and the Arabs invade? It also tackles the question of whether Catherine consummated her marriage with Henry VIII’s dead brother, Arthur 24 years ago?

With live on-stage musicians and a multi-award-winning cast this no-nonsense show is both shocking and thought-provoking, as we reconsider one of history’s forgotten women.

Brought to you by the Belfast Ensemble – a collective of established Belfast artists who formed in 2015 to make new work that breaks the boundaries of music-theatre across Europe.

Tickets are available here

Although it is a standing performance lasting approximately 45 minutes, if you will require a seat you should inform the box office by emailing tickets@themaclive.com or by phoning 028 9023 5053.

To find out more about Abigail check our her My Belfast Q&A with belfastvibe here

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