8th November 2012
Price : €18.00/14.00 conc
Draiocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
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. 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?
Using only Elizabeth’s own words – adapted from letters, speeches and writings – I, Elizabeth illuminates a fascinating and insightful moment of decision in the young monarch’s reign. Defying the establishment by choosing to lead her country alone, Elizabeth has forsaken 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.
A five-star success in Edinburgh 2010 and Adelaide 2011, I, Elizabeth comes from Dyad Productions(Austen’s Women, The Diaries of Adam & Eve, Female Gothic), which creates, produces and tours classic theatre with an innovative and contemporary emphasis. It is performed (and adapted) by Rebecca Vaughan, and continues Dyad’s collaboration with director Guy Masterson (Olivier Award-winning Morecambe, Scaramouche Jones). Authentic costumes are provided by Kate Flanaghan (Austen’s Women, Bollywood Steps), and atmospheric sound design comes from composer/actor Waen Shepherd (The Diaries of Adam & Eve).
Elizabeth I: traitor, bastard, heretic or prisoner? Call her what you like. The rest is history.
A truly breathtaking experience – an absolute masterclass and I can’t recommend it highly enough. (Fringe Review)
A performance worthy of an Academy Award Oscar. (The Carrick)
This spellbinding performance is evidently a true labour of love, created with delicacy and portrayed with startling conviction (Whatsonstage)
An outstanding achievement’ (One4review)
TICKET INFO AT DRAIOCHT
Draíocht, Blanchardstown Box Office Tel: 01-885 2622 or book online www.draiocht.ie
Dur: 75 mins (no interval)