Theatre lovers are in for a treat this month when I, Elizabeth, a stunning performance from Dyad Productions, the award-winning creators of Orlando, Jane Eye and Christmas Gothic comes to Space Theatre, SERC, Bangor on Tuesday 25 February.
Elizabeth I: Queen at 25, political phoenix and famously unmarried, she was the most educated woman of her Age – but who was he woman beneath the crown?
Using only Elizabeth’s words – adapted from letters, speeches and writings – I Elizabeth illuminates a fascinating moment of decision in the young monarch’s reign. Defying the establishment by choosing to lead her country alone, Elizabeth forsakes her own dreams and desires in order to steer England towards national and spiritual security. I, Elizabeth explores the struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty to expose the royal heart of an iconic historical figure.
I Elizabeth, is written and performed by Rebecca Vaughan (writer/performer: Female Gothic, Christmas Gothic, Austen’s Women, performer: Orlando, Jane Eyre, Dalloway, The Diaries of Adam and Eve) and directed by Guy Masterson (Austen’s Women, Female Gothic, Oliver Award-Winning director of Morecambe).
‘Riveting… a breath-taking creation.’ (Edinburgh Evening News)
‘A truly breath-taking experience.’ (Fringe Review)
‘A performance worthy of an Academy Award.’ (The Carrick)
I Elizabeth, Space Theatre, SERC, Bangor, Tuesday 25 February, 8pm.
Tickets cost £12 and are on sale now at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ardsandnorthdown.
Tickets can also be purchased from North Down Museum, Ards Arts Centre or any of Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Visitor Information Centres.