A Play in Two Acts
In despair over the beheading of the Earl of Essex and the loss of her beloved Privy Council members. Cecil and Walshingham. 67 year old Elizabeth Tudor returns to the Tower of London to kill herself in the chapel. St. Peter Ad Vincula [Saint Peter in Chains.)
It is May 19th 1601, the 65th anniversary of her mothers death. As she kneels on the floor looking for the burial place of her beheaded mother something happens in the stars: a quantum leap and she suddenly comes face to face with Elizabeth Windsor – who on May 19th 2002, came to the chapel in despair over the death of her own mother. What happens next will stun both monarchs as they find themselves locked in the Tower to face not only one another, but their demons and their mortality.
Producers: David Parfitt- Trademark, Bob Benton – Bob & Co.
Workshop / Reading July 2019