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1568: At a vital crossroads in history a young queen steps from the shadows to unburden herself of her many troubles and reveal her innermost thoughts on marriage, succession, religion, war, and the challenges to her throne. But time is against her...

Elizabeth I: Queen at 25, political phoenix and famously unmarried, she was the most educated woman of her age – but who was the woman beneath the crown?

Using only Elizabeth’s own words – adapted from letters, speeches and writings – I, Elizabeth illuminates a fascinating and insightful moment of decision in the young monarch’s reign. Defying the establishment by choosing to lead her country alone, Elizabeth has forsaken her own dreams and desires in order to steer England towards national and spiritual security. I, Elizabeth explores the struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty to expose the royal heart of an iconic historical figure.

A five-star success in Edinburgh 2010, Adelaide 2011 and Edinburgh 2015, I, Elizabeth comes from Dyad Productions (Austen’s Women, The Diaries of Adam & Eve, Female Gothic, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, Dalloway, Christmas Gothic), which creates, produces and tours classic theatre with an innovative and contemporary emphasis. It is performed (and adapted) by Rebecca Vaughan, and continues Dyad’s collaboration with director Guy Masterson (Olivier Award-winning Morecambe).

Elizabeth I: traitor, bastard, heretic or prisoner? Call her what you like. The rest is history.

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