Enrique VIII. (Henry VIII) (Programme 2014)

Fundación Siglo de Oro, Madrid

Enrique VIII. (Henry VIII)
Photo: Jaime Villanueva
Enrique VIII. (Henry VIII)
Photo: Ellie Kurttz
Enrique VIII. (Henry VIII)
Photo: Ellie Kurttz
Enrique VIII. (Henry VIII)
Photo: Ellie Kurttz


  • Sunday, July 13, 2014, 15:00h


Directed by: Ernesto Arias
Starring: Fernando Gil, Elena González, Jesús Fuente, Andres Bernal, Julio Hidalgo, Alejandra Sáenz, Daniel Acebes, Alejandro Saá, Rodrigo Arribas, Pablo Cabrera, Diego Santos, Sara Moraleda, Jesús Teyssiere

Music: Elena Borderias, Violin
Marco Panaria, Cello
Pedro Michel Torres, Viola

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes incl. a break
Price category: B
Admittance: 45 minutes before the beginning of the performance

Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII of England's wife, is the central character in Shakespeare's “King Henry VIII or All is True“, which was performed in the Globe in. The young Spanish princess (16 years old) wed the English heir to the throne, Arthur Tudor (14 years old). Following his death, she married the four year younger Henry, for whom she did not bear a son, despite many pregnancies. In order to divorce her and to enter a new union with the young Anne Boleyn, he broke away from the Catholic Church and founded the Church of England.

Fundación Siglo de Oro's performance is historical, glorious and ends the way it should, with the baptism of baby Elizabeth, who later became Shakespeare's queen. In her honour, canons were fired during this scene in 1613, setting the Globe on fire.

German premiere
Performed in Spanish with English supertitles
Scene summary available in German