I, Elizabeth

Fri 1 Apr 2022 / 8:00pm Darwen Library Theatre
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From the award-winning creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Orlando, Austen’s Women, and The Time Machine.

1568: At a vital but volatile crossroads in history a young queen steps from the shadows to reveal her thoughts on marriage, succession, religion and war. But time is against her… Elizabeth I: Queen at 25, political phoenix and famously unmarried – but who was the woman beneath the crown?

Using only Elizabeth’s words, adapted from letters, speeches and writings, writer and performer Rebecca Vaughan explores the queen’s struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty.

Directed by Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson (Morecambe and The Shark is Broken). Winner of the Three Weeks Editors Award.


In these unprecedented times while we all fight Covid-19, Dyad Productions have had all performances of I, Elizabeth and The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe cancelled until at least early June with no recourse to financial recompense. And with June, July and August being a very sparse time for theatre, it may well be 6 months before we’re able to achieve any income for our shows.

As a self-funded company, this is the first time in Dyad’s 11 year history that we face an uncertain future. For those who have already booked a ticket for one of our shows, or were planning to do so (or would just like to support us through these challenging times), if you’re able to donate even a small portion of your ticket price, it would be so greatly appreciated. And for those who would just like to support us, please do throw a coin or two into our virtual hat!

This campaign would enable us to weather this storm and enable to Dyad to carry on producing work throughout the rest of this year and into the future. We were in pre-production for our new show planned to premiere at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, but with the cancellation of the Fringe, we’re now unable to create this work, which would have toured throughout 2021. Any funds you donate will enable us to create this piece next year, and help us through this very difficult next 12 months.

We are currently working on every contingency plan we can, and would be so grateful for any support you’re able to give. In the meantime, stay well and stay safe.

Rebecca and Elton, Dyad Productions



"Riveting… a breathtaking creation"
5 star
Edinburgh Evening News
"Truly breathtaking. An absolute masterclass"
5 star
Fringe Review
"A performance worthy of an Academy Award"
The Carrick

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