The Queen is Mad is a musical psychodrama inspired by the true story of “Joanna la Loca”. When she came to inherit the throne of Castile in 1504, Joanna’s father and husband conspired to usurp her power by claiming she was mad and locking her away. Against the brutality and fanaticism of 16th century Spain, the show charts Joanna’s quest for freedom and control of her own life.

With shades of Sweeney Todd, Wicked, and Les Misérables, this chamber musical fuses a contemporary classical score with a tale of power, betrayal and rage.