Swive [Elizabeth]

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Queen Elizabeth I, the only unmarried woman to rule England.
She reigned for forty-four years. Mastermind. Seductress. Survivor.

This new play created by award-winning writer Ella Hickson and director Natalie Abrahami will shine candlelight on the ways and means by which women in power negotiate patriarchal pressure in order to get their way.

‘My mother seduced a man so successfully that he altered the constitutional history of this country.’

#Swive

VISUAL STORY

Tickets

Standing tickets (fixed position): £10
Seated tickets from £20

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time: approx. 90 minutes with no interval
Latecomers will not be admitted

This play contains strong language and adult themes

Part of the Playhouse Season 2019 /20

Photography credit: Sebastian Nevols

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REVIEWS

★★★★

‘A fierce, bright flame of a play’ ‘

the Times

★★★★

‘Murderously intense drama’

tIME oUT

★★★★

‘A potent study of women, power and patriarchy’

The Stage

★★★★

‘Clever, funny, indignant… Hugely stimulating’

Independent

★★★★

‘Electric and heartrendingly human’

British Theatre

★★★★

‘Sharp and witty… the boost women desperately need’

Broadway World

★★★★

‘Startling and authentic’

The Observer

★★★★

‘Sharply focused… fizzingly clever’

Financial Times

PHOTOS

TRAILER | SWIVE [ELIZABETH]

SWIVE_PRODUCTION_STANDARD_3 Play video

CAST & CREATIVES

BLOGS & FEATURES

Elizabeth_I_Rainbow_Portrait 1600 landscape
Plays 

Was Elizabeth I insecure?

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