Bess of Hardwick comes to King's Lynn!
This weekend, St Nicholas' Chapel will provide the backdrop for a new play by Kevin Fegan. The show has played to sell-out performances at Buxton Pavillion Arts Theatre, Lakeside Arts Nottingham. Drill Hall Lincoln, Old Library Theatre Mansfield and The Lowry.
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 over 15 years until Mary's execution.
Tickets are on sale now and will be available at the door. Performance starts at 7.30pm on Sunday 28 April.
"BESS - THE COMMONER QUEEN" national tour of new play by Kevin Fegan playing to sell-out shows.
"A tour de force...a striking, outstanding production...a triumph for actress Michelle Todd and playwright Kevin Fegan" (BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE)
"This production deserves to become an award-winner" (ARTSBEAT)
"Who'd 'ave thought, this Derbyshire lass would one day be tab-hanging between two great queens?"
"Bess the builder" built Chatsworth House and Hardwick Hall and established the Cavendish dynasty. Her grand-daughter Arbella Stuart was second in line to the throne after King James I. A story of survival and astonishing business success in the brutal world of Elizabethan politics.
Presented as a seamless mix of powerful live performance and luscious film, shot on location at Hardwick Hall, it is an ambitious one-woman show (with other characters appearing on screen).
OTHER SHOWS BY KEVIN FEGAN
"Obama the Mamba - President of the Slums" (The Lowry& Curve Leicester co-production.) NOMINATED BEST NEW PLAY MANCHESTER THEATRE AWARDS 2012. THE INDEPENDENT **** THE TELEGRAPH ****
"Slave" (Feelgood Theatre at The Lowry/ Riverside Studios). WINNER BEST PLAY OR FILM HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOUNDATION AWARDS 2011. WINNER BEST NEW PLAY MANCHESTER THEATRE AWARDS 2010.
"Fireflies: a love story waiting to happen" (Lowry production in association with Lion Eyes TV). NOMINATED BEST NEW PLAY MANCHESTER THEATRE AWARDS 2010. THE GUARDIAN****
Contact: Kevin Fegan 07904111671 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org