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The Nine-Day Queen
by Jen Tucker

14 - 19 May 2024, 7:30pm

The Nine-Day Queen follows 15-year-old Lena and Rita. When an attack puts Lena in a coma, Rita sits by her side for nine days. Wracked by survivor’s guilt and overcome by rage and grief, she hallucinates the ghost of Lady Jane Grey. For nine days, Rita and Jane teach each other to be brave in a world where women’s bravery can feel futile. An intergenerational exploration of female plight through the ages, The Nine-Day Queen interrogates female resistance and celebrates the power of sisterhood in the face of adversity.

A show by Itchy Feet Theatre Company.

Writer and Director – Jen Tucker

Movement Director – Elise Gibson

Stage Manager, Sound and Lighting Designer – Beth Scott

The play lasts for 2 hours, including an interval.

Trigger Warnings: references to nudity and sex, discussions of sexual assault, detailed discussions of death and dying, sexism and misogyny, violence, and mental illness.

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Reviews for The Nine-Day Queen


A sensitive, coherent play that makes difficult themes lively and relevant.


The Nine-Day Queen is a unique new piece of theatre examining the bond that women throughout history experienced and will experience to come.

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