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Minack Theatre Castle Best Days Out Cornwall
When: 11 June 2022

Elizabeth I: Virgin on the Ridiculous at The Minack Theatre

Posted in Events by Lauren Webb on 11th April 2022

11 – 15 June at 8pm
12 & 14 June at 4pm

Presented by Living Spit

1558. England. A country divided by religion and politics, teetering on the brink of civil war. The hopes of the nation lie with one woman.

2002. England. A country divided by those who enjoy plays featuring men in dresses and those who don’t. The hopes of the nation lie with two West-Country actors.

Yes, that’s right. After touring their sold-out-from-Penzance-to-Pitlochry, Off-West-End-Award-nominated The Six Wives of Henry VIII, the second of Living Spit’s (un)Holy Trinity of hilarious heritage historiographies is go as Howard and Stu attempt to tell the story of the greatest monarch that ever lived – Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen.

With more live original music, silly songs, smutty shenanigans, perfunctory props, and hysterically historical horseplay, this promises to be (another) poorly researched lesson in Tudor history that you’ll never forget.

“The Morecambe and Wise of Weston-Super-Mare” The Telegraph

“A case study of sinewy simplicity and honed comedy craftsmanship.” The Stage ****

“Side-splittingly funny.” StageTalk Magazine

Tickets from £10
Under 16s half price

Contains adult language and sexual references

01736 810181