VenueThe King's Head Theatre
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From16th June 2019
To24th June 2019
WhenJun 16,17,23,24 at 19:00
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Bess The Commoner Queen

Bess The Commoner QueenT1603930197
A unique insight into the political intrigues of Elizabethan England, as witnessed first-hand by "Bess of Hardwick". 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?" Born a farmer's daughter, Bess "the commoner queen" rose to become the richest woman in Elizabethan England. She created the Cavendish dynasty and became a maker of queens. Her grand-daughter, Arbella Stuart, was second-in-line to James I and groomed by Bess to become queen and Bess counts amongst her descendants our current Queen Elizabeth II and her heirs to the throne via Lady Diana Spencer.
Author Kevin Fegan

Archive :: production:T1603930197, play:S01199271388, venue:V235

The Life and Times of Bess of Hardwick


Director Rikki Tarascs
Music Rod Adams
Lighting Rachel Cleary
Design Eleanor Field (Scenic Artist/Design Consultant)
Performer Michelle Todd
Performer Seth Morgan (on film)
Performer Tom Dussek (on film)
Performer Matt Weyland (on film)
Performer Delphine du Barry (dancer on film)

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