Wed 25 Feb - Sat
14 Mar 09
Tickets £13 (£11 concs)
7:30pm Curtain up
10pm Curtain down
The performance has a
15 minute interval
Once Theatre present
THE TRIAL OF MARIE ANTOINETTE
by Peter Langdon
'This is as fine a new play as I have seen
for many a year '
'As Marie Antoinette, Julie Tallis gives a fine
performance, an enthralling mix of fire and
'The Tabard are to be congratulated on arranging
its first London showing'
Richmond and Twickenham Times
Paris. 1793. The King is dead, and the
revolution is entering its most chaotic, terrifying phase.
In a medieval prison, Marie Antoinette awaits trial before
her people for the crime of being Queen.*
'The Trial of Marie Antoinette' is a new play by Peter
Langdon. It's the story of the downfall of one of history's
most infamous women, going
beyond our image of the 'let them eat cake' Queen to examine
the truth behind her life and her downfall, and understand
Marie Antoinette as a human rather than icon. The play
considers how new political ideas and the hatred of the
people became so powerful that Marie Antoinette had to die.
Based on extensive research and historical records, this
play is the first in English to put the trial on stage. With
a cast of 11 and an epic sweep, 'The Trial of Marie
Antoinette' will bring the turbulent times of the French
Revolution to life at the Tabard Theatre.
This is the first production from Once Theatre, a new
theatre company dedicated to telling unfamiliar tales from
history, and unearthing new stories hidden inside the ones
we think we already know.
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