Ladies in Waiting – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

From Press Release

Seduction, betrayal, beheadings…

the dead wives of Henry VIII have a few things they’d like to set straight



Ladies-in-Waiting brings together several generations of women to explore aging, power, regrets, hindsight, and the pain of unrequited love. As Henry VIII lies dying, his six wives (divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived) convene to throw his welcome to the afterlife party. History has cast these women in the roles of bff’s, frenemies, competitors at work and at love, judges, juries and social executioners but Kate Kudelka and Lise Maher give these queens fresh and dynamic voices, unhindered by the king who bound them all.

Brought together by the inspired work of Anna-Kay Eldridge, Blanche O’Sullivan, Lise Maher, Nadene Schuster, and Norah Smith and Dora nominee Jan Kudelka, and directed by NOW magazine’s “emerging artist to watch” Kate Kudelka, Ladies-in-Waiting will stimulate your brain, tug at your heartstrings, and give you something interesting to talk about at the Fringe tent after the show.

After two years in development Ladies-in-Waiting is finally ready to make its debut at the Toronto fringe festival this summer. Take a front row seat to watch one of the most dysfunctional families in history have it out once and for all.

Little Black Dress Theatre

in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents


written by Kate Kudelka and Lise Maher

directed by Kate Kudelka

starring Anna Kay Eldridge, Blanche O’Sullivan, Jan Kudelka, Lise Maher, Nadene

Schuster, Norah Smith
lighting design by Debbie Read

Opens JULY 4th, 2012 runs to JULY 14th, 2012

Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave (North of Queen st, East of Bathurst)



Wednesday, July 4th, 2012- 7:00pm-8:00pm

Friday , July 6th, 2012- 1:45pm-2:45pm

Saturday, July 7th, 2012- 5:45pm-6:45pm

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012- 10:45pm-11:45pm

Thursday, July 12th, 2012- 5:15pm-6:15pm

Friday, July 13th, 2012- 8:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, July 14th, 2012- 12:00pm-1:00pm

No latecomer seating


Ticket Prices: $10 at the door, $11 in advance

Tickets: Visit or (416) 966-1062 x 1

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