The Royal Hunt of the Sun, 2006

The Royal Hunt of the Sun, 2006

The Royal Hunt of the Sun was written by Peter Shaffer in 1964 and concerns the 16th-century conquest of the Incan empire in Peru by the Spanish conquistador, Francisco Pizarro.

In the 2006 production at the National Theatre, Alun Armstrong appeared as Pizarro, with Paterson Joseph as Atahualpa, the last Inca king. Fray Vincente De Valverde, the first bishop of Cuzco who baptised Atahualpa, was played by Oliver Cotton.