Sunday 10 Apr 2022 5:00pm
1568: At a vital crossroads in history a young Queen steps from the shadows to unburden herself of her many troubles and reveal her innermost thoughts on marriage, succession, religion, war and the challenges to her throne.
Defying the establishment by choosing to lead her country alone, she forsakes her own dreams and desires in order to steer England towards national and spiritual security. But time is against her... Elizabeth I: Queen at 25, political phoenix and famously unmarried, she was the most educated woman of her Age - but who was the woman beneath the crown?
Traitor, bastard, heretic or prisoner: call her what you like. The rest is history.
Using only Elizabeth's own letters, speeches and writings, solo performer Rebecca Vaughan continues her successful collaboration with director Guy Masterson (Austen's Women - Edinburgh 2009 and Adelaide 2010 sell out), exploring the Queen's struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty.
★★★★★★ ‘Riveting… a breathtaking creation’. (Edinburgh Evening News)
★★★★★ ‘Truly breathtaking. An absolute masterclass.’ (Fringe Review)
★★★★★ ‘A performance worthy of an Academy Award' (The Carrick)