January 24 - February 18, 2017
For sixty years Queen Elizabeth II has held a private weekly meeting with each of her many Prime Ministers. Politicians have come and gone, but she has remained a constant. Through this riveting drama, we get a glimpse of the woman behind the crown and what it’s like to be one of the most famous, and yet most private people in the world. Expect visits from Churchill, Cameron, and Thatcher, among others. Elegant, majestic, and highly illuminating.
Read the house programme:
Cast & Creative Team
Seana McKennaQueen Elizabeth II
Patrick CreeryDavid Cameron
Ian DeakinWinston Churchill
Kelli FoxMargaret Thatcher
Lesley GalbeckaBobo MacDonald
Stephen HairAnthony Eden
Declan O'ReillyGordon Brown
Graham PercyHarold Wilson
Zasha RabieYoung Elizabeth
Kevin RotheryJohn Major
Trevor RuegerTony Blair
Patrick ClarkSet & Costume Design
Kevin FraserLighting Design
Theatre Calgary debut
ELSEWHERE: Game Show, Stage West; And Then There Were None, The Hollow, Vertigo; Palace of the End, Downstage; The Attic, the Pearls, and Three Fine Girls, New West; Camera Woman, Urban Curvz; Making it All Up, Quest; Martha in the Corner, Sage (Ignite Festival).
AWARDS: Betty Mitchell Award nomination - Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama - Palace of the End.
Lesley is a graduate of the BFA Acting program from the University of Alberta. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with this incredible group of artists. A special thank you to Sweeney for the Scottish influence, and to Mike & Fozzie for the love, support and snickle snacks.
FOR THEATRE CALGARY: A Christmas Carol (2015), Mary Poppins.
ELSEWHERE: Legally Blonde the Musical, Funhouse, The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza, Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School; Grease, Hairspray, The Little Mermaid, Calgary Actors’s Studio.
AWARDS: 2nd runner-up – Calgary Stampede Talent Search, 2016; Gold and Bronze – World Championship of Performing Arts, 2012; Provincial Champion – Double Mini Trampoline, 2015.
Zasha would like to thank her loving and supportive family, as well as her incredible coaches for their endless dedication.
FOR THEATRE CALGARY: The Mountaintop, Jake and The Kid.
ELSEWHERE: 29 Seasons at the Stratford Festival, including The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, A Little Night Music, Shakespeare In Love, Carousel, Richard III, West Side Story, Stratford; Shakespeare’s Will, Stratford, Globe, Tour; Marathon of Hope: The Musical- The Terry Fox Story, Drayton; Stones in His Pockets, Great Expectations, Neptune.
FILM/TELEVISION: Pericles, King John, Stratford.
AWARDS: Five Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations, One Jessie Richardson Award nomination.
Kevin is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.