abyssinia2001, national tour
This powerful story focused on the eighteen year old Prince Alemayehu of Ethiopia and his surrogate relationship with this country’s longest reigning monarch, Victoria.
It examined how the young prince’s presence in England up to the time of his demise has contributed to the grand design of this country. His short life in England had such a profound effect on the ageing queen Victoria, that she instructed Parliament to lay his remains within the castle grounds. This was a huge exception to the rule, as the prince of Abyssinia remains the only non-monarch buried at Windsor, amongst the ten previous kings and queen of the country. Presented at the Southwark Playhouse, plus a national tour.