Queen starring Sara Crowe, Grace Darling and the voice of Prunella Scales announces further dates


starring Sara Crowe, Grace Darling and the voice of Prunella Scales

announces further dates at the Tabard Theatre from 4-7 September

following July previews and its Edinburgh Festival Fringe run

Queen – a play written entirely in Queen Victoria’s own words, taken from her letters and journals – will return to the Tabard Theatre in London from 4-7 September following previews there on 28 July and a run at the Assembly Rooms at Assembly Festival, Edinburgh, from 1-25 August. 

Starring Sara Crowe, Grace Darling and the voice of Prunella Scales, and directed by 
Denise Silvey,Queen is a revival of Katrina Hendrey’s acclaimed one-woman show An Evening With Queen Victoria which Prunella performed for 28 years, starting at the Old Vic in 1980. The play was a world-wide success, on radio and film. Now adapted and re-titled Queen by writer Julian Machin, this production incorporates a recently-made voice over of Prunella Scales as the elderly monarch whose recorded words are interlaced into the action. 

Queen also features masterfully-chosen music (by the late Richard Burnett) recorded by 
Michael Dussek on an 1822 grand piano by Muzio Clementi.

Queen is presented by Chronicles of Ikaro in Association with Cahoots Theatre Company.

Julian Machin said: “Following the death of Elizabeth ll, who based her reign on Victoria’s, the play has come into its own. It’s so insightful, because it’s all in her own words and acts like a prism through which the entire modern monarchy can be seen.”

Denise Silvey said: “It really is like a prequel to The Crown.”

To book tickets, visit Tabard Theatre: https://tabard.org.uk/whats-on/queen/

Assembly Festival: https://assemblyfestival.com/whats-on/565-queen


Show Information

Event title: Queen

Event type: Theatre (Historical, Spoken word)

Company name: Chronicles of Ikaro in Association with Cahoots Theatre Company Ltd

Duration: 60 minutes

Age Rating: 8+

Event Warnings: None


Venue: Theatre At The Tabard, Bath Road, London, W4 1LW.

Dates (2024): 28 July at 3pm and 6pm; 4-6 September at 7.30pm; 7 September at 6pm

Accessibility:  Row H, the back row, is high bench seating. The auditorium has steps up the centre aisle, so book at the front for anyone who may have difficulty with steps or heights

Box Office: https://tabard.org.uk/whats-on/queen/


Venue: Assembly Rooms, Drawing Room

Dates (2024): 1-25 August 

Time: 1pm

Box Office: https://assemblyfestival.com/whats-on/565-queen