Next performance:

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne   30th September 2007 at 7.30pm


Prunella Scales as Queen Victoria
AN EVENING WITH
QUEEN VICTORIA


with Prunella Scales
Ian Partridge
Richard Burnett/Michael Dussek


devised and directed by
Katrina Hendrey

Show managed by
Clarion/Seven Muses


"An Evening with Queen Victoria" has been performed over 400 times throughout the world, in London (the Old Vic, Wigmore Hall), York, Belfast, Dublin, Berlin, Oslo, the U.S. (including Washington and Los Angeles), Canada, Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane), New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch), Hong Kong, Taipei, Brunei, Bermuda, etc.

Extract from the show (mp3) available here

This portrait of Queen Victoria is drawn from her own words including her extensive personal diaries and letters. It ranges from the young Princess as an impetuous girl, to the impressive matriarch of her final years. We share the fascinating experiences of her immense reign, and see the Queen at her Coronation, as wife and mother, matron, widow and Empress. We also follow her intriguing relationships with the men in her life, including King Leopold, Lord Melbourne, Prince Albert, John Brown, Disraeli and Gladstone. Above all, we see Victoria through her own eyes, revealing a contradictory and sometimes surprising person - at once vivid and emotional, yet nervous and unself-confident; puritanical yet pleasure-loving. Most endearing is her honesty, and her unexpected humour, all of which Prunella Scales brings irresistably to life.

The pianist was Richard Burnett with the following exceptions:
* For the performance on 7th September 2003, pianist was David Ward.
* For the performance on 11th September 2004, pianist was David Owen Norris.
* For some performances in Australia, pianist was Patrick Lawrence.
* For performances on 12th June, 7th & 8th July 2005, pianist was Michael Dussek.

Recent performances include:
CityStage, Springfield, Massachusetts (16th-19th Dec 1999)
Wigmore Hall, London (13th Jan 2000)
Hall for Cornwall, Truro (16th Jan 2000)
Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea (25th-30th Jan 2000)
Concert Hall, Reading  8th June 2002
Chiswick Town Hall  9th June 2002
Greenwich Theatre  11th & 12th June 2002
Spa Pavilion Theatre, Felixstowe  28th June 2002
St George's Church, Beckenham, Kent  17th May 2003 at 8.00pm
Canolfan Leisure Centre, Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey  29th May 2003 at 7.30pm
South Hill Park Arts Centre, Berks  7th Sep 2003 at 8.00pm
Red Pear Theatre, Antibes   19th & 20th March 2004
Mayfield Parish Church, Sussex   8th May 2004 at 7.30pm
The Opera House, Buxton   11th September 2004 at 7.30pm
Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks   11th October 2004 at 7.30pm
Adelaide Festival Centre   1st to 3rd November 2004 (4 performances)
Fairfax Studio, Melbourne   6th and 7th November 2004 (4 performances)
Ford Theatre, Geelong   9th November 2004
Maidment Theatre, Auckland   12th to 14th November 2004 (4 performances)
Founders Memorial Theatre, Hamilton   16th November 2004
Regent, Palmerston North   17th November 2004
Baycourt Theatre, Tauranga   18th November 2004
The Opera House, Wellington   20th and 21st November 2004 (3 performances)
Civic Theatre, Cairns   23rd and 24th November 2004
Civic Theatre, Townsville   25th November 2004
Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton   26th November 2004
Playhouse, Canberra   29th and 30th November 2004
Performing Arts Centre, Albury   1st December 2004
Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane   3rd and 4th December 2004 (3 performances)
Gold Coast Arts Centre   5th December 2004
Theatre Royal, Hobart   7th and 8th December 2004
Princess Theatre, Launceston   9th December 2004
Sydney Theatre   11th and 12th December 2004 (3 performances)
Regal Theatre, Perth   14th and 15th December 2004 (3 performances)
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh   14th May 2005
Clwyd Theatr, North Wales   2nd to 4th June 2005 (3 performances)
Devinshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne   12th June 2005
The Capitol, Horsham   19th June 2005
Norwich Playhouse   2nd July 2005
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham   7th & 8th July 2005
Louisa Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Springs  26th to 30th July 2005 (7 performances)
Berkhamsted Collegiate School   23rd October 2005 at 7.30pm
Theatre Royal, Bath   6th November 2005 at 7.30pm
Civic Theatre, Chelmsford   24th February 2006 at 7.45pm
Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon   3rd March 2006 at 7.30pm
New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme,   15th May 2006 at 7.30pm
Birnam Institute, Birnam, Perthshire   2nd September 2006 at 7.30pm
Blake Theatre, Monmouth   16th September 2006 at 7.30pm
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich   25th & 26th October 2006 at 7.45pm
St Donat's Arts Centre, South Wales   31st March 2007 at 7.30pm
Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan   21st April 2007 at 7.30pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre   22nd April 2007 at 7.30pm

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