Portrait of a Queen

Eydon Players with their production of a Portrait of a Queen.
Eydon Players with their production of a Portrait of a Queen.
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IN the spirit of the impending diamond jubilee, the latest production by the Eydon Players takes on a royal theme.

Entitled Portrait of a Queen, the show focuses on the reign of Britain’s longest-serving monarch Queen Victoria. The play covers her accession to the throne in 1837 to her death in 1901 and draws heavily on documents of the time including letters to and from Queen Victoria and extracts from her personal diary.

The show’s director Matthew Tasker said: “It puts into perspective so many of the challenges she has had to face up to and grapple with during her own reign.

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity of exploring those parallels as part of the village’s Diamond Jubilee year celebrations.”

It will be performed from Thursday, May 24 to Saturday, May 26 from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6 and can be booked by calling Sue McRoberts on 01327 261068 or by visiting the Royal Oak pub in the village.