Marie Antoinette

Written by David Adjmi | Directed by Claire O'Reily

Image by Extra Strong

Portrait of rebel woman wearing a big baroque wig and dress and leather jacket, blowing a bubble gum balloon. Standing against pink background.

“Maybe they are starving. I hear things, but then I think maybe it’s all a canard?”

If you were married at 14, the Queen of France by 21, and declared the most hated person in history by your early thirties, what decorative sculpture would you put in your hair?

Despite the towering wigs, bottomless champagne and artificial pastures complete with perfumed sheep, Marie Antoinette’s life isn’t all fun, frolics and French fancies.

As France’s romance with its monarchy sours, someone must become the sacrificial lamb.

David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death.

Heads. Will. Roll.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals

Showing: 27/05/2021 - 29/05/2021

£12 / £10 concessions

Tickets to a live-streamed performance are also available for £15 per household:



Director: Claire O’Reilly

Movement Director: Karla Shacklock

Producers: Laura Knight & James Moore

Set & Costume Designer: April Dalton

Lighting Designer: George Seal

Lighting Assistant: Alice Truman-Boal

Sound Designer: Dinah Mullen

Production Manager: Lisa Hall

Stage Manager: Becky Vowles

Deputy Stage Manager: Rob Browning

Assistant Stage Manager Mentor: Katie Glassbrook

Costume Supervisor: Anna Dixon

Wardrobe Assistant: Beth McClelland-Jenkins


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