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Bess - The Commoner Queen

Written by Kevin Fegan

‘Who’d ‘ave thought, this Derbyshire lass would one day be tab-hanging between two great queens?”

A unique insight into the political intrigues of Elizabethan England, as witnessed first-hand by Bess of Hardwick. Bess was the closest female friend to Elizabeth I and simultaneously confidante to Mary Queen of Scots, whom Bess and her fourth husband (the Earl of Shrewsbury) kept under house-arrest. Born a farmer's daughter, Bess became the richest woman in Elizabethan England and the creator of the Cavendish dynasty.

2 hours including interval
Suitable for ages 12+

“A tour de force…a striking, outstanding production…a triumph for actress Michelle Todd and playwright Kevin Fegan” (British Theatre Guide)

Supported by First Art