Elizabethan intrigue at St Nicholas’ Chapel
Bess – The Commoner Queen, a new play by Kevin Fegan which is attracting sell-out audiences, will be performed at St Nicholas’ Chapel, King’s Lynn, on Sunday (April 28) at 7.30pm.
“A tour de force...a striking, outstanding production...a triumph for actress Michelle Todd and playwright Kevin Fegan,” is how the British Theatre Guide described the production.
The show will be presented as part of King’s Lynn Festival Extra. It gives a unique insight into the political intrigues of Elizabethan England, as witnessed first-hand by Bess of Hardwick.
Bess was the closest female friend of Queen 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 more than 15 years until Mary’s execution.
The work is presented as a seamless mix of powerful live performance and luscious film, shot on location at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire.
It is an ambitious one-woman show with other characters appearing on screen.
Author Kate Hubbard will be in conversation with Kevin Fegan about the work at the Duke’s Head Hotel ballroom at 5pm on Sunday.
Tickets are available from the Corn Exchange box office or visit www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk