by Enid Rudd
Dearest Cousin, by Enid Rudd, is a rare theatrical experience that explores one of the great human conflicts of the last millennium – the rivalry between Elizabeth the First of England and Mary, Queen of Scots. This exciting new play is a modern interpretation of an imagined relationship between the two queens as they meet in secret over 20 years’ time.
Dearest Cousin has all the ingredients of great drama – jealousy, humor, revenge, controversy, passion, religious fervor complicated by love and longing. The play is steeped in history and sheds new light on the human battle of these women seeking to rule in a man’s world. Dearest Cousin is a brand new take on a timeless story that has fascinated audiences for centuries.