Samuel Pepys? … His Diary! … His World!! … His Women!!!
How do you think his wife felt?
In this hour long solo show, fifteen figures of the Pepys circle, from the highest in the land to the most menial, explode into life as Elizabeth wrestles with the passionate highs and lows of her marriage to Sam: the gossip of the Court, the horrors of the Plague and the flames of the Fire of the London. Thoughout it all, Elizabeth celebrates, loves, laughs and finally rages upon the discovery of her husband's serial infidelity.
Siobhán Nicholas performs and Chris Barnes directs.
Take the Space with The New Vic Workshop presents Sam and I, which is now touring nationally, funded by Arts Council England.