Swive (Elizabeth) by Ella Hickson

November 23-27

Running time: Approximately 2 hours including interval.

Elizabeth I is the only unmarried woman to have ever ruled England. And she reigned for forty-four years. Mastermind. Seductress. Survivor. Swive (Elizabeth) shines a light on the ways and means by which women in power negotiate patriarchal pressure to get their way. It premiered in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2019.

Director: Caroline Beckett


Elizabeth Q – Annabel Sheen
Elizabeth P – Charlotte Lee Windell
Catherine Parr/Mary – Jenny McLaughlin
Katherine Grey/Washerwoman – Sarah Pearcey
Cecil – Tom Melly
Seymour/Dudley – Tom Watts