The Royal Alexandra Theatre recently celebrated its centennial in 2007 & is a masterpiece of beaux-arts architecture. It is the centrepiece of Toronto theatre & is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America.
THE LAST CONFESSION
April 19 – June 1, 2014
North American Premiere Prior to World Tour!
The Last Confession delves into the most highly guarded institution in the world to explore the mystery shrouding the sudden death of Pope John Paul I in 1978.
Found dead just 33 days after being elected, suspicions are aroused when it is revealed that, on the evening before his death, the new Pope had warned three of his most influential but hostile Cardinals that they would be replaced. The Vatican refuses to conduct an official investigation into the death. Cardinal Benelli is the only one to challenge the dead Pope’s enemies.
Starring David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot) as Cardinal Benelli and eminent British actor Richard O’Callaghan as Pope John Paul I, Roger Crane’s thriller comes to Toronto following sold out runs at the Chichester Festival Theatre and the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.
Over its history the Royal Alex has been home to over 3,000 productions including the recent hits, Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables, Private Lives starring Kim Cattrell & Paul Gross, Rock of Ages & Dirty Dancing.