In 1837, teenaged Victoria ascended to the British throne, untrained and innocent. Those who would try to usurp her power underestimated this self-willed intelligent young woman whose mettle sustained her through her 63-year reign. Using Queen Victoria's diary and letters, this program reveals the personal details of a powerful yet humane woman, who took seriously her role as monarch in a time of great expansion. She and her husband, Albert, set an example of high moral character and dedication, a novelty in the royal house after generations of scandal. Through her children she left a royal legacy; an era bears her name.
Join us Friday January 21st at 1pm at The Fleming Center at The New London Barn Playhouse as Sally Mummey performs this living history in proper 19th century clothing resplendent with Royal Orders. Tea and cookies will be served after the performance.
This event is free!
Historical actors Steve and Sharon Wood portray Abraham and
Mary Todd Lincoln in this theatrical presentation focusing on the challenges
the first family faced during a turbulent time in our country's history. The
production begins with Mary Todd Lincoln mourning her husband's death.
President Lincoln then appears, visible to the audience but only heard by Mary
as if in a memory recalled, and they begin a dialogue about their lives.