dramatises the conflict between public duty and private suffering, projected against the backdrop of war between the Christian and Turkish Empires in the 17th Century. The Siege of Vienna, 1683. The Ottoman Turks have finally been defeated. The hero of the Siege, General Starhemberg, prepares to welcome back the victorious returning Monarchy. Meanwhile Katrin, a teenage victim of a war atrocity, prepares to give testimony to a corrupt priest. The Emperor attempts to rebuild the city and its culture but is soon drawn into conflict with Starhemberg and Katrin.Performers Ignatius Anthony, Tony Casement, Gregory Floy, Katy Stephens, Victor Gardener, Justin Grattan, Tim Treslove, Biddy Wells, Kelly Williams, Ignatius Anthony, Katherine Barker, Tony Casement, Tim Freeman, Colm Gormley, Kristin Hutchinson.
Author Howard Barker. Producer Mercury Theatre Company. Director Janice Dunn. Design Michael Vale. Lighting Helen Morley.