This Season at Stratford

A gripping Tudor tale

“Hennig explores, with a bold combination of historical research and creative moxie, the teenage years of Elizabeth I, with particular attention to the epithet so often associated with her, the Virgin Queen…

In this complex whodunit, the biggest mystery that Hennig explores is Bess herself, as played by Watson with an extraordinary combination of vulnerability and steel. Who can this young woman trust? Can we trust her?

As Bess matures before our eyes, the bond between her and Catholic, tightly strung Mary is tested. The scenes between Watson and Farb are the production’s strongest, full of ironic humour as well as a very moving current of compassion.”

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