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by Take the Space Theatre Company
Samuel Pepys? … His Diary! … His World!! … His Women!!!How do you think his wife felt?
This is the story of Elizabeth de St Michel who married the philandering but genius diarist of the C17th, Samuel Pepys; Clerk of the Acts, Secretary to the Admiralty, Fellow and even for a while, President of the Royal Society itself.
In this hour long solo show, fifteen figures of the Pepys circle, from the highest in the land to the most menial, explode into life as Elizabeth wrestles with the passionate highs and lows of her marriage to Sam: the gossip of the Court, the horrors of the Plague and the flames of the Fire of the London. Thoughout it all, Elizabeth celebrates, loves, laughs and finally rages upon the discovery of her husband's serial infidelity.
” This gem of a show …was storytelling of the highest order” Chichester Observer.
Take the Space Theatre Company are also performing 'Hanging Hooke' on both days of the festival.
'Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self' is available for sale on the Foyles bookstore website.
Saturday 1 October 2011, 6:30pm - 7:30pmSunday 2 October 2011, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
City of London Room, the Royal Society.
This event costs £4 per person.Tickets will be available on the door.
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