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Samuel Pepys? … His Diary! … His World!! … His Women!!!

How do you think his wife felt? 

This is the story of Elizabeth de St Michel who married the philandering but genius diarist of the C17th,  Samuel Pepys; Clerk of the Acts, Secretary to the Admiralty, Fellow and even one time President of the Royal Society.  

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.

“Innovative and unique” - Sam and I explores the raw material of the fiery relationship between Elizabeth Pepys and her husband, Samuel.

Siobhán Nicholas performs and Chris Barnes directs.
Gus Munroe designed the set, Lizzie Wyllie designed the costume and Chris Umney was the Lighting Designer.
Our graphics and image were created by Ken Hodgson of Good Dog Design.

Take the Space with The New Vic Workshop presents Sam and I, which is now touring nationally, funded by Arts Council England.