by Royce Ryton
Directed by Nanette FrewSeason: 14th Apr - 12th May 2012
Preview night 13th Apr
Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm
The show runs for 2 hours, with an interval of 15 minutes.
compulsive viewing - David Kary Sydney Arts Guide
The story of an impossible choice between love and duty - the decision stunned the world. An extraordinary story that rocked the British monarchy to the core. If you loved the Kings Speech don't miss this!
Upon the death of his father, David, the Prince of Wales, assumes his role as Edward VIII. However his affair with a married divorcee Wallis Simpson soon brings his family and the empire into crisis.
How the family reacts to David's determination to marry Wallis and make her his queen is the stuff of high domestic as well as public drama. This gripping and thought provoking play, shot through with dry humour, tackles the private and public agony of the British Royal family upon his decision to abdicate the throne when the government makes it quite plain that Wallis Simpson will never be acceptable as his queen.
On Saturday 21st April 2012 the Genesian Theatre donated $1,033 from Box Office takings to the Fred Hollows Foundation.
|Assistant Director:||Timothy Bennett|
|Set Design:||Debbie Smith|
|Costume Design:||Susan Carveth|
|Lighting Design:||Mark Banks|
|Sound Design:||Michael Schell|
|Stage Manager:||Mehran Mortezaei|
|Lighting & Sound Operation:||Samantha Eccleston|
|Mabell, Countess of Airlie:||Anne Evers|
|Queen Mary:||Sandra Bass|
|The Hon. Margaret Wyndham:||Elizabeth Blackett|
|Queen's Page (John):||Mehran Mortezaei|
|King Edward VIII (David):||Andrew O'Connell|
|The Princess Royal (Mary):||Jane Thorpe|
|The Duchess of Gloucester (Alice):||Atlanta Webster|
|Walter Monckton, K.C.:||Symeon Thompson|
|The Duchess of York (Elizabeth):||Dearbhla Hannigan|
|The Duke of York (Bertie):||John Willis-Richards|
By special arrangement with Hal Leonard Pty Ltd