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Serving Elizabeth - a funny, fresh, and topical play about colonialism, monarchy, and who is serving whom.

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This event began 2021-11-24 and repeats every day until 2021-12-19

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This season the Belfry is offering Pay What You Want tickets for all performances.

“Fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and full of unexpected surprises” - BROADWAY WORLD

Actor and playwright Marcia Johnson was inspired to write this play after watching an early episode of “The Crown” on Netflix.

“The series was extremely well-made...I have seen every single episode. But, a particular episode, the one set in Kenya, still stands out as flawed to me. The Kenyan perspective was completely ignored.” Marcia Johnson

Politics and pop culture collide with unexpected twists as this fascinating play moves between 1952 Kenya—when an anti-monarchist cook challenges Princess Elizabeth in the moments before she becomes queen—and 2015 London—when a Kenyan-Canadian film student clashes with convention and custom while working on a TV series about the Royals.

The tension between people and politics—imperialism, representation, and the irresistible draw of the monarchy—infuses and ignites this exciting new play.

“Richly detailed with urgent ideas…Serving Elizabeth is a gem.” NOW MAGAZINE, TORONTO

From November 23 to December 19, 2021, the Belfry Theatre will be producing Serving Elizabeth by Marcia Johnson.  Directed by Nigel Shawn Williams, Serving Elizabeth stars Lucinda Davis, Sia Foryoh, Ryan Hollyman, Amanda Lisman, and Nathan D. Simmons. Serving Elizabeth will also live stream (with live in-person audiences) from December 7 - 12.

Ticket Information  

To make the Belfry even more affordable and accessible, this year we are offering Pay What You Want tickets for both in-person attendance and live streams. Tickets are available at 250-385-6815 or online at tickets.belfry.bc.ca.  

 We will be performing at 75% capacity for this production and adhering to all of the Covid protocols. We anticipate returning to 100% capacity in the new year.

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