Many thanks to all who came to our showing of Lady Percy at the Seven Dials Club, Covent Garden. We had a brilliant day and we hope our guests did too. If you have any thoughts or feedback on the performance, we'd love to hear it.
"Let’s tell them her story then, give it A GO;
’Tis more fruitful, it seems, than a tale of man’s woe..."
Summer, 1402. Northumbria. Trouble is stirring and Lady Percy knows it. Outside the castle walls, border clans raid and fire the countryside mercilessly. Inside, her furious husband Hotspur rails against a cunning King who, helped to his throne by the Percys, now refuses to pay their men.
When Lady Percy’s brother is captured by a family of Welsh rebels, rumoured to be masters of old Celtic magic, a series of dangerous events are set in motion. With rebellion inevitable, Hotspur leaves his lady in charge of the castle. There’s a lot more to her story than his story records...
Inspired by Shakespeare's Henry IVs, Queynte Laydies reinvent the well-loved tradition of the British History play to honour modern values of gender equality and cultural diversity.
With thanks to our cast & crew:
Joey Akubeze: EDMUND MORTIMER
Samantha Alice: MYFANWY / LITTLE ELIZABETH
Nichole Bird: ANGHARAD / LITTLE HENRY / WELSH NURSE
Anna Clarke: BLODWEN / AGNES
Damien Hughes: DOUGLAS, EARL OF FIFE / ROGER / TRAVERS
Madeleine Hyland: BETT
Sam Jenkins-Shaw: OWAIN GLYNDWR / WALTER DE SWYNHOE / SIR HUGH
Emma-Jayne Morgan: CATRIN FERCH GLYNDWR
Ellie Nunn: LADY ELIZABETH PERCY
Olivia Onyehara: HAZEL
Charlotte Reid: ALISON
Kiran Sonia Sawar: MARIOTA
Leon Scott: HENRY 'HOTSPUR' PERCY
Dickon Tyrrell: PERCY, EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND / ANGUS
Rafaella Marcus: DIRECTOR
Jeff Carpenter: MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Gabriella Shimeld-Fenn: CASTING DIRECTOR