Queensland Theatre Company and QPAC present
Elizabeth, Almost by Chance a Woman
By Dario Fo Freely adapted and translated by Luke Devenish and Louise Fox
Sat 26 May - Sun 24 Jun 2012
Monarch. Maiden. Superfreak. It’s not easy being Queen.
An ailing Elizabeth I clings desperately to her throne and her sanity. Her Royal Redness must stave off pesky coups and conspiracies and to make matters even worse, hunky heartbreaker Robert Essex is due any minute and Her Majesty is in no condition to receive guests. But that’s nothing a bit of leech-o-suction and a bee sting boob lift won’t fix…
Drawing on all the energy, spirit and spontaneity of original 16th century commedia dell’arte, Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo offers up a modern stage masterpiece which transcends language and culture. Elizabeth: Almost by Chance a Woman is in equal parts a bawdy burlesque, a riotous nose-thumbing of authority, and a surprisingly touching insight into the challenges of womanhood.
“…the young will be entertained, the old will remember the good old days when theatre was about politics and sex and shocked you awake, bare arses and swear words and all!” - Artshub
Duration: 2hrs with intervals
Warnings: Very Naughty Language (swearing) and Sexual References
Watt Restaurant + Bar also have a 10% discount for all Elizabeth ticket holders. To redeem simply show your ticket to the staff.
Preview - 26, 28, 29 & 30 May
All shows -
Under 30 $33