A Homage to Katharine of Aragon from Spain

Peterborough Cathedral
Friday 24 January 2020 19:30 - 22:30

An evening of music, drama and dance from Katharine of Aragon’s native Spain.

Los Músicos de Urueña

Los Musicos de UruenaDeeply rooted in medieval, renaissance and traditional music, Los Músicos de Urueña - Luis Delgado and César Carazo - take their name from the walled town in Valladolid. It is the home of the Museum of Music where Luis Delgado’s displays over 1200 musical instruments from his collection. Their performance sets the scene for the play that follows. Watch/Listen here

Maria, Sangra

This play by the Spanish Canarian author, Neftalí Díaz, won the 2019 Katherine of Aragon prize for Spanish dramatists. This is its world premiere, having been translated into English by The Open University. The play tells the story of the relationship between Mary I  (Katharine of Aragon’s daughter) and her husband, King Philip II of Spain. Mary prays to have a son and heir to the throne. Yet as she bleeds due to miscarriages and phantom pregnancies, so the streets of England are stained with blood from persecuted Protestants as she brutally attempts to restore Roman Catholicism.

First half duration, approximately 85 minutes.


Spanish dancersThe House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca

The evening ends in dance, with a piece adapted by Mayte Ballesteros Dance Company. It is a spectacle which narrates, through the medium of stylised flamenco, the cultural oppression and the search for liberty of five sisters in a small town of Granada in the south of Spain, at the beginning of the 20th century. Watch/Listen here

Second half duration, approximately 50 minutes


Tickets are £20 per person (£16 for under 16's), including all three performances.

Book online here, or call 01733 355315.

These performances have been supported by:

Ministerio de Cultura de España, The Open University, University of Bedfordshire, AC/E Acción Cultural Española, Embajada de España

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This event is part of the Katharine of Aragon Festival, 23 - 26 January 2020.





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