Queynte Laydies are delighted to announce a rehearsed reading of brand new British History play Lady Percy.
There will be a public showing of the script on Wednesday 5th October at 2pm in the Shelton Room at the Seven Dials Club on Earlham Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9LA. Email queyntelaydies.com to reserve a seat.
Let’s tell them her story then, give it 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.