Elizabeth ….. Almost By Chance a Woman

Elizabeth ….. Almost By Chance a Woman

By Dario Fo, Irish Premiere Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast September 2004

“fine production values and assured performances”


Elizabeth, an hilarious and impious jab at the English Monarchy set in the Court of the first Queen of England, chronicles how the virgin queen overcame the treacherous uprising against her.  A little performed satire on power and paranoia – Fo’s monarch is more interested in who she is going to sleep with next than ruling the country whilst being certain than Shakespeare is plotting against her.

“an engaging and mind-blowing experience that will change the way you look at history”


Cast & Crew

Directed by Rachel O’Riordan

Cast: Paul Hamilton, Colm Gormley, John Paul Hurley, Neal McWilliams and Patrick Moy

Designed by Gary McCann

Publicity by Tonic Designs

“Kabosh at its brilliant best”


Touring Venues September / October 2004:

Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast; Garage Theatre, Monaghan; Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen; Marketplace Theatre, Armagh; Project Arts Centre (Upstairs) @ Dublin Fringe Festival; Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke; Taliesin Theatre, Swansea and Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham.