The Regina Monologues
By Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer | Directed by Anna Franklin
“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.