Recommended by THE TIMES as one of the MUST-SEE SHOWS of the Edinburgh Festival.
From the shadows of history, a royal heart exposed…
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, 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? Bastard, traitor, 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 (Orlando, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Dalloway, Female Gothic, Austen’s Women) continues her successful collaboration with Olivier award-winning director Guy Masterson, exploring the queen’s struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty.
★★★★★★ A riveting and heart-wrenching play… a breathtaking creation This is a performance that will haunt you and one that’s not to be missed. Edinburgh Evening News
Friday 26th March 2021 - Starts 8pm
TICKET PRICE: £16