When Queen Victoria Came to Tea

Tuesday, 24th September 7:00pm Oxfam Bookshop FREE

Oxfam Books and Music presents When Queen Victoria Came To Tea, a one-act play by Margaret & John Crompton, performed by Script in Hand in the style of a radio play.

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What to expect at this event

Oxfam Books and Music presents When Queen Victoria Came To Tea, a one-act play by Margaret & John Crompton, performed by Script in Hand in the style of a radio play.

It’s autumn 1857. Mr and Mrs Tennyson are at ‘Farringford’, their Isle of Wight home, with their two young sons, Hallam and Lionel. A few miles away, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are in residence at Osborne House. The play imagines a private conversation between the Prince and the Poet Laureate, while the Queen drops in for tea with the poet’s wife. Could this really have taken place? What is the significance of the cowslips? And why should chloroform be knighted?

Script in Hand are an innovative performance group for those who are excellent performers but prefer to work with their lines to hand! Writers Margaret and John are academics and writers with extensive knowledge of the Victorian period.

Refreshments will be available, and the shop will be open before and after the event.

Script in Hand are kindly giving their time and talents free to Oxfam, so while this event has no set entry fee, donations in appreciation of the performance and to cover running costs, are welcome to support Oxfam’s life changing work.

Location

Oxfam Bookshop, Cornhill, Lincoln, LN5 7HE