Getting to the royal heart of her majesty

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SHE sold out last season with Austen’s Women and now Rebecca Vaughan is back with I, Elizabeth - a fascinating insight into a young queen.

At a vital crossroads in history Elizabeth steps from the shadows to unburden herself of her many troubles, and to reveal her innermost thoughts on marriage, succession, religion, war, and the challenges to her throne.

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

A five-star success in Edinburgh 2010, I, Elizabeth is the first full production from Dyad - who create, produce and tour classic theatre with an innovative and contemporary emphasis.

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.

Rebecca Vaughan trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts following a degree in English Literature at Cardiff University.

Film and TV work includes the lead in Fearnort’s feature film Grace’s Land, the receptionist in The Interview and playing Jane Austen in The Dead, both for the BBC.

I, Elizabeth, written and performed by Rebecca Vaughan and directed by Guy Masterson will be at the Old Town Hall Theatre, Hemel Hempstead on Friday, May 6, 8pm.

Call 01442 228091 for tickets or go online at www.oldtownhall.co.uk.