Crown Matrimonial
By Royce Ryton

'Crown Matrimonial' shows us the turmoil and tensions within the Royal Family during King Edward VIII's abdication crisis in 1936. We meet Queen Mary, the country's revered matriarch and a bulwark of traditional standards; the troubled King whose emotions blind him to all other considerations; and Bertie and Elizabeth, Duke and Duchess of York who became the reluctant George VI and his Queen, the best-loved royal lady of them all. This fascinating account centres around the conflicts between duty and desire, between loyalty to the country and love for a woman - a drama about one of the most momentous events in 20th Century Britain, and a story as relevant as tomorrow's newspaper headlines.

Venue: Plaza
Dates:
Tue 13th Jul 2004-Sat 17th Jul 2004  19:30  £0.00