QUEEN Bess visits Warwick’s historic Lord Leycester Hospital this weekend.
The Slaughterhouse Players will be telling their version of Queen Elizabeth I’s visit back in 1572 in the Court Yard and Great Hall on May 12 and 13.
Queen Bess, and her court, witness a duel fought with a Mace of Office, incendiary celebrations that set fire to the town and sit in judgement on the cases brought by Warwick folk.
In Slaughterhouse style, the ‘tongue in cheek’ production includes appearances by Lettice Nollys, Robert Dudley, Raleigh and Drake.
There will be an evening performance on Friday at 7pm with a matinee on the Saturday at 3pm, and an evening performance at 7pm.
Tickets cost £15 for the evening performances and £12.50 for the matinee. Profits from all performances will be donated to The Lord Leycester Hospital to repair the chapel that is about to undergo restoration work.
There will be a bar available and the audience are advised to dress warmly as some of the performance will be held outside.
Tickets are available from The Old Post Office, 7 Square and Warwick Tourist Information Centre.