BOUDICA

by Tristan Bernays

8th Sep - 1st Oct 2017 @ The Globe​​

"Gina McKee reigns supreme... Bernays drives the story forward with great skill."
★★★★ The Guardian

"The writing is vivid... Eleanor Rhode’s raucous production delights in its rawness.... packed with sword fights and exuberant filth."
★★★★ Evening Standard

 

"A bold and bloody reimagining... with a real appetite for adventure."
★★★★ The Independent

"Bernays' writing is beautifully clear and disciplined.... a thrilling, challenging and thoroughly disturbing examination of one of Britain's bloodiest patriots."
★★★★★ WhatsOnStage

"Fast, foul and funny."
★★★★★ Brodway World

AD. 61, Britannia.

On the furthest outreaches of the Roman Empire – at the very edge of the known world – rebellion is brewing.

The King of the Iceni has died and his widow Boudica has tried to claim her rightful throne. For her insolence in defying Rome, the queen has been flogged, her daughters have been raped, and they have been banished from their homeland.

But now, Queen Boudica has returned. And this time she has an army.

She will have revenge. She will have blood. She will make Rome quake in fear.

Boudica is a brand new ancient history play that tells the story of one Britain's most infamous women: a queen, a warrior and a rebel.