The Regina Monologues
By Rebecca Russell & Jenny Wafer
Bar Studio Production
Tue 8th - Sat 12th October 2019
7:30pm evenings & Saturday matinee 2:30pm
“Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived...”
Admired, vilified, de-humanised. Three Catherines, two Annes and a Jane. Six women with one thing in common – marriage to a man called Henry have passed into historical legend. Of course, it couldn’t happen these days...
Six modern women have also married one man. Their lives are both separate and intertwined as they tell their stories from a room in which they have all once lived. Their experiences – miscarriage, love affairs, betrayal, and a shared loathing of all things ginger – are portrayed with humour, pathos and a great deal of wine.
The plight of those sixteenth century women is personal, poignant and still relevant five hundred years on.
The Spirits of Gentleman Jack brings together a group of real Halifax residents who lived through the tumultuous times of the early nineteenth century. Our host is Anne Lister who we believe had dealings with every one of these diverse folk, who include a spy, a nurse, a thief, a soldier, a chorister, a weaver and a world famous author. If you saw the BBC series " Gentleman Jack " our 'spirit' characters will show you a world you barely glimpsed on TV.