I, Elizabeth | A play in her own words


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Thursday 5 March 2020 | Doors Open 7.20pm | Starts 8pm
Cutty Sark
Evenings and Lates

A new play about Elizabeth I by Dyad Productions, staged inside the hull of Cutty Sark.

From the award-winning creators of Orlando, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, Christmas Gothic, Austen’s Women, and Female Gothic comes a new play, telling the story of Queen Elizabeth I.

1568: At a vital but volatile crossroads in history a young queen steps from the shadows to reveal her thoughts on marriage, succession, religion and war.  But time is against her…

Elizabeth I: Queen at 25, political phoenix and famously unmarried – but who was the woman beneath the crown?

Using only Elizabeth's words, Rebecca Vaughan explores the queen’s struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty.

Written & performed by Rebecca Vaughan.

Directed by Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson (Morecambe).

Winner of the Three Weeks Editors Award.

★★★★★★ ‘Riveting… a breathtaking creation’. (Edinburgh Evening News)

★★★★★ ‘Truly breathtaking. An absolute masterclass.’ (Fringe Review)

★★★★★ ‘A performance worthy of an Academy Award' (The Carrick)

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