Approximate running time: 2 hours
1701 Elgin Road
Victoria BC V8R 5L7
Besse’s Will by Christina Penhale & Jeffery Renn
A co-production with At Your Service Arts from Saltspring Island.
A COVID love letter to theatre, Shakespeare and good Queene Besse. Apocryphally there’s a contention that Elizabeth 1 played Titania in the first production of Dream at a wedding in Southampton during the theatre’s closure due to plague. Elizabeth’s court had moved to Southampton in 1593 and we know Shakespeare was there writing his sonnets to Henry Wrothelsey, earl of Southampton.