Terminally bored, Crown Prince Philip decides to propose to the most repulsive girl in the kingdom – the mute, sickly Ivona. Her silence holds up a mirror to others' hidden vices; her ugliness provokes disgust and desire in equal measure. Set in a seething, gossiping, corrupt Royal Court the play explores the ridiculous (and ultimately deadly) consequences of this impulsive betrothal...
With its scatological humour, deliberately florid language, biting social satire and all-male cross-dressing cast, this black comedy is the latest unusual production from the Sturdy Beggars Company. Ivona, Princess of Burgundia is rarely performed in the UK, despite being translated from its original Polish into 33 languages.
Director: Kos Mantzakos
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