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I, Elizabeth

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From the award-winning creators of The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Austen’s Women, Dalloway. Christmas Gothic, Orlando, and The Time Machine.

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, adapted from letters, speeches and writings, writer and performer Rebecca Vaughan explores the queen’s struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty.

Directed by Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson (Morecambe and The Shark is Broken). 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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