Robert Ziegler conductor
Simon Russell Beale Lytton
Harry Lloyd Essex/Roger
Nancy Carroll Bacon/Ottoline
Julian Harries Cecil/Maynard
Directed and Produced by Robin Brooks and Fiona McAlpine
Join the BBC Concert Orchestra for a free live recording of a new radio drama, Elizabeth and Essex, featuring Simon Russell Beale with a classic score by Hollywood composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex, was a nobleman and soldier – and a favourite of Elizabeth I. Elizabeth and Essex is inspired by the hugely successful 1939 film starring Bette Davis and Errol Flynn, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, and by Lytton Strachey’s popular history, Elizabeth and Essex. The action will be accompanied by the glorious music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold in the atmospheric setting of Alexandra Palace Theatre.
This unique performance of an original play, depicts the fatal love-affair between Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex. Expect an evening of high drama as Robert Ziegler conducts music from Elizabeth and Essex and other of Korngold’s scores from the golden age of Hollywood.
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Alexandra Palace is run by a charity for the benefit of everyone. It’s loved by many people: as a historic landmark, ice rink, legendary gig venue, exhibition centre, theatre, park with panoramic views and more. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic our income has fallen catastrophically and our survival is at risk. Your support can help: as a charity, every £1 we receive is reinvested back into the organisation and will help us get back on our feet.