Promo photo for The Virgin Trial at Alberta Theatre Projects
Emma Houghton in Kate Hennig’s The Virgin Trial | Photo: Erin Wallace

The Virgin Trial

The Last Wife sequel blazes onto the Alberta Theatre Projects stage

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons  215 8th Ave. SE
  • Price $30 - $80
Buy Tickets

The stunning sequel to Kate Hennig’s The Last Wife, Alberta Theatre Projects starts its season with the racy, high-stakes thriller, The Virgin Trial.

Exploring the political and sexual scandal that set the stage for Elizabeth I to become The Virgin Queen, ATP welcomes back actors Emma Houghton as Bess, Helen Knight as Mary, and Haysam Kadri as Thom to resume their roles in Hennig’s second installment of her Queenmaker trilogy. Rounding out the cast are respected actor and director Nigel Shawn Williams as Lord protector Ted Seymour while Jamie Konchak and Conrad Belau take on the roles of Ashley and Parry alongside Sarah Orenstein as Eleanor.

The Virgin Trial runs September 11 to 29, 2018 in the Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons (215 8th Ave. SE).