Elizabeth, Almost By Chance A Woman

Production still for "Elizabeth, Almost by Chance a Woman". L-R: Julie Forsyth as Elizabeth, Bille Brown as Lady Donna Grozetta. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Elizabeth, Almost By Chance A Woman

By Dario Fo

03 April 2010 – 24 April 2010 Merlyn Theatre

Translated by Luke Devenish and Louise Fox

Malthouse Theatre,

New Adaptation Theatre

Mid the comforts of her boudoir and the ministrations of motley cronies, Elizabeth has a few bones to pick. There are the constant conspiracies and assassination attempts. There are the boob-lifts and leech-o-suction. But most of all, there's the lack of sex - er - Essex, first name Robert, who holds her heart in his treacherous hands. It`s not easy being Queen.

Production still for "Elizabeth, Almost by Chance a Woman". L-R: David Woods as Egerton, Bille Brown as Lady Donna Grozetta, Julie Forsyth as Elizabeth, Nikki Shiels as Martha, Chris Ryan as Thomas. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Elizabeth, Almost by Chance a Woman". L-R: Bille Brown as Shakespeare, Julie Forsyth as Elizabeth. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Elizabeth, Almost by Chance a Woman". L-R: Julie Forsyth as Elizabeth, Nikki Shiels as Martha, Chris Ryan as Thomas. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Elizabeth, Almost by Chance a Woman". L-R: Nikki Shiels as Martha, David Woods as Egerton, Julie Forsyth as Elizabeth. Photographer: Jeff Busby
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Production still for "Elizabeth, Almost by Chance a Woman". L-R: David Woods as Egerton, Bille Brown as Lady Donna Grozetta, Julie Forsyth as Elizabeth, Nikki Shiels as Martha, Chris Ryan as Thomas. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Elizabeth, Almost by Chance a Woman". L-R: Bille Brown as Shakespeare, Julie Forsyth as Elizabeth. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Elizabeth, Almost by Chance a Woman". L-R: Julie Forsyth as Elizabeth, Nikki Shiels as Martha, Chris Ryan as Thomas. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Elizabeth, Almost by Chance a Woman". L-R: Nikki Shiels as Martha, David Woods as Egerton, Julie Forsyth as Elizabeth. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Cast

Creatives

Dario Fo

Dario Fo

Playwright

Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Composer

Louise Fox

Louise Fox

Adaptor, Translator

Michael Kantor

Michael Kantor

Director

Tony Bartuccio

Tony Bartuccio

Choreographer

Luke Devenish

Luke Devenish

Adaptor, Translator

Maryanne Lynch

Maryanne Lynch

Dramaturg

Russell Goldsmith

Russell Goldsmith

Sound Designer

Anna Cordingley

Anna Cordingley

Set Designer, Costume Designer

Darren Kowacki

Darren Kowacki

Stage Manager

Amanda Carr

Amanda Carr

Make-up Artist

Tanith Harley

Tanith Harley

Assistant Stage Manager

Acknowledgements

A Malthouse Theatre commission.

Production Program