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Crown Matrimonial

by Royce Ryton

Directed by Nanette Frew

Season: 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.

Director:Nanette Frew
Assistant Director:Timothy Bennett
Set Design:Debbie Smith
Costume Design:Susan Carveth
Fiona Barry
Lighting Design:Mark Banks
Sound Design:Michael Schell

Stage Manager:Mehran Mortezaei
Lighting & Sound Operation:Samantha Eccleston
Susan Lafford-Jacob

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

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