AUGUST 2023 | Volume 230


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Courtney Shields (Katherine Parr) and Matthew Bissett (Henry VIII) Photo: Nancy Caldwell.

The Last Wife
by Kate Hennig
United Players
Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St.
Sept. 8-Oct. 1
$34/$29/$15 or 604-224-8007 ext. 2

Kate Parr is smart, confident and passionate: a rising star in a world of intense competition. But her obligatory marriage to Henry is rife with the threat of violence and the lure of deceit. A contemporary retelling of the compelling relationship between Katherine Parr and Henry VIII, The Last Wife is a funny, powerful examination of patriarchy, sexual politics, and women’s rights.

The Last Wife stars Courtney Shields as Kate and Matthew Bissett as Henry VIII, with Lauren AlbericoMehdi LamriniJunita Thiessen and Rickie Wang. It is directed by Laura McLean, with set design by Ryan Cormack, costume design by Sydney Cavanagh, lighting design by Hina Nishioka, sound design/composer Daniel Tessy, props by Joan Bryans, Josina de Bree & Barbara Walsh, with technical direction by Kezi Jacob and stage management by Maria Denholm, and is produced by Joan Bryans.

The Last Wife runs at the Jericho Arts Centre from Sept 8 – Oct 1, Thursday to Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm. Performances will be available in person only. 

Talkbacks: After the show on Thursday Sept 14 and Sunday Sept 17.

Tickets for any performance are regular $34, seniors $29, students with ID $15, and are available online at Season ticket holders can make a reservation online or by phoning 604-224-8007, extension 2

2023-2024 Season Tickets on Sale!

Don’t forget to order season tickets for the amazing line up of shows we have for you this season. Check them out at Tickets for the five plays are only $135 for an adult package, $120 for seniors. That’s only $27 or $24 per show!

Until August 31, when you buy two packages full price, you get the third half price!

The best deal in town!



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