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A new play by award winning playwright Kevin Fegan, touring nationally "In these troubled times, Fortune hangs by a single thread ..."
A female story of survival and astonishing business success in the brutal world of Elizabethan politics, as witnessed first-hand by "Bess of Hardwick".
Born a farmer's daughter, Bess rose to become the richest woman in Elizabethan England.
She created the Cavendish dynasty, built Chatsworth House and Hardwick Hall and became a maker of queens.
Bess was the closest female friend and Lady-in-Waiting to Elizabeth I and, at the same time, confidante to Mary Queen of Scots, whom Bess and her 4th husband (the Earl of Shrewsbury) kept under "house-arrest" for over 15 years until Mary's execution.
"Who'd 'ave thought, this Derbyshire lass would one day be tab-hanging between two great queens?"
An ambitious show presented as a seamless mix of powerful live performance and luscious film, shot on location at Hardwick Hall.
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London N1 1QN
Performance days & times
Sunday ‑ 7‑00pm
Monday ‑ 7‑00pm
Author: Kevin Fegan
Director: Rikki Tarascas
Projections: Will Simpson