Bess - The Commoner Queen


A female story of survival and astonishing business success in the brutal world of Elizabethan politics, as witnessed first-hand by "Bess of Hardwick".
Bess - The Commoner Queen

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: King's Head Theatre
Started: Sunday 16 June 2019
Closed: Monday 24 June 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


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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Theatre


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Postal address:
115 Upper Street
Islington
London N1 1QN

Box office tel: 0207 226 8561

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Dates


Previews from:Sunday 16 June 2019

Closes:Monday 24 June 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Sunday ‑ 7‑00pm

Monday ‑ 7‑00pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£18

Concessions:
£15

Cast


Michelle Todd

Creatives


Author: Kevin Fegan
Director: Rikki Tarascas
Projections: Will Simpson

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