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Game of Queens – Charivari Agréable

Sun, 26 November 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Shaw House
Church Rd
Newbury RG14 2DR
Shaw House
01635 279279
Game of Queens – Charivari Agréable @ Shaw House | England | United Kingdom

Game of Queens – Charivari Agréable
Sunday 26th November 2017  |  Doors 1pm, Performance 2pm
Shaw House
Tickets Adults £19, under 16s £7

Game of Queens tells the extraordinary story of the 16th century female monarchs, consorts and regents who wielded power in England, Scotland and France and the complex relations between these three Kingdoms.  Daughters, wives and mothers of Kings, this “monstrous regiment of women” found themselves carving out new roles as rulers and diplomats in a world fractured by the Reformation into powerful religious and dynastic factions.

Isobel Collyer, Layil Barr and Kah-Ming Ng once more take us back to a time when Shaw House was a new and lively country mansion, and fill its Great Hall with the music, speeches and poetry of the period, performing music by Attaignant, Arbeau, Bataille, Dowland and Guédron, as well as the sonnets and speeches of Shakespeare.

Isobel Collyer: Narrator and Soprano
Layil Barr: Recorders and Viol
Kah-Ming Ng: Virginals

Tickets available from Shaw House 01635 279279 or online at the Corn Exchange website where you can select adult/child ticket options.

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