Boudica takes to the stage in Leamington - The Leamington Observer

Boudica takes to the stage in Leamington

Leamington Editorial 4th Jun, 2023   0

BOUDICA takes to stage of Leamingtin’s Loft Theatre and she’s far from happy.

Tristam Bernays’ story of Britain’s warrior queen, told in verse, debuted at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2017.

It is AD 61, Britannia. On the furthest outreaches of the Roman Empire,at the

very edge of the known world, rebellion is brewing.

The King of the Iceni has died and his widow, Boudica, has tried to claim her rightful throne. For her insolence in defying Rome, the queen has been flogged, her daughters have been raped, and they have been banished from their homeland.

But now, Queen Boudica has returned. And this time she has an army.

Directed by Elizabeth Morris said: “The Shakespearian pentameter of Boudica gives today’s language a beautiful sense of poetry whilst the topics it covers are anything but poetic. Its underlying themes have had us reflecting upon so many poignant issues in modern day society; from ongoing wars raging around the world, to Brexit, the ‘Me Too’ movement and discussions on women’s rights, this play could be interpreted as examining them all. I am excited to present Boudica in all its poetic and brutal glory.”

Boudica runs at The Loft from June 7 to 17. Visit for tickets and full perfomance details.


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