Ustinov Studio

Elizabeth I: Virgin on the Ridiculous

  • 3 & 4 May
Elizabeth I: Virgin on the Ridiculous

Event Information

Evenings 8pm

Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Tue 3 — Wed 4 May

1558. England. A country divided by religion and politics, teetering on the brink of civil war. The hopes of the nation lie with one woman.

2022. England. A country divided by those who enjoy plays featuring men in dresses and those who don’t. The hopes of the nation lie with two West-Country actors.

Yes, that’s right. After touring their sold-out-from-Penzance-to-Pitlochry, Off-West-End-Award-nominated The Six Wives of Henry VIII, the second of Living Spit’s (un)Holy Trinity of hilarious heritage historiographies is go as Howard and Stu attempt to tell the story of the greatest monarch that ever lived – Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen.

With more live original music, silly songs, smutty shenanigans, perfunctory props, and hysterically historical horseplay, this promises to be (another) poorly researched lesson in Tudor history that you’ll never forget.

“The Morecambe and Wise of Weston-Super-Mare” Daily Telegraph

**** “A case study of sinewy simplicity and honed comedy craftsmanship” The Stage

“Side-splittingly funny” StageTalk Magazine

Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 May 2022

Evenings 8pm

Tickets £18.50 / £14.50 discounts

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies


The Ustinov foyer and bar are open from one hour prior to the performance.

Doors open approximately 15 minutes prior to the performance unless otherwise stated.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets CAN  be shown on smartphones or tablets upon entry

The Box Office at the Ustinov Studio is open from approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.

There is a lift from the Foyer to the Stalls level of the Ustinov Studio. Access to the Circle level is by stair access only.

Full terms and conditions for ticket bookings can be found here