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England, 1601 and Elizabeth I is torn between the obligations of a ruler and her passions as a woman. She has sentenced her lover, the Earl of Essex, to death for treason, and she alone can pardon him. In the dark hours before the headsman's axe falls, she seeks distraction in the company of William Shakespeare and his troupe of players. As the Virgin Queen explores the dilemma between heart and mind, she finds insight from a surprising source. With everything from bawdy laughter to tragedy, Elizabeth Rex
won the 2000 Governor General's Literary Award from Drama and went on to enjoy huge success in both Canada and the USA.Performers Stephanie Beacham, James Dreyfus, George Costigan, Alisdair Simpson, Tom Goodwin, Brian Poyser, Aidan Meech, Tom McKay, Ben McCosker, Avril Clark, Nick Stringer, Alexander Brunati, Sandra Reinton, Mary Wimbush, Derek Hutchinson.
Author Timothy Findley. Producer Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company (in association with Duncan C Weldon and Paul Elliott for Triumph Entertainment Ltd). Director Jonathan Church. Design Simon Higlett. Lighting Nick Beadle. Music Matthew Scott.
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