THE QUEEN OF MADAGASCAR
‘To believe takes determination, repetition – and an awful lot of practice’
Elizabeth Horne communes with the dead in her drawing room. Her devotees include Lady Blount who believes the world is flat, Reverend Aiken who believes in polygamy, and Mrs Christie who believes everything she’s told. But when Elizabeth invites her cab driver to join their Sacred Circle, events are triggered that will overturn everything they hold true.
The Queen of Madagascar is the true story of a remarkable Edwardian scandal, exposing how our deep human need for Hope can convince some of us to hold to radical beliefs, even when they defy common sense and scientific fact. The comedy is written entirely from original letters, court transcripts, newspaper reports and inherited family stories.
Production of The Queen of Madagascar was halted by the Covid lockdown in 2020. A new production is planned for 2023.