ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE @ The White House

Eileen Page Performs a Reading of Mother of Pride by Catherine Muschamps
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ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE @ The White House

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11 Oct 2019, 14:00 – 15:30
The White House, The White House, Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8HH, UK

About the Event

Greenwich Performs are delighted to present a performed reading by the remarkable veteran actress Eileen Page. Earlier this year, Eileen received international recognition when she was awarded ‘Best performance by an Actress’ in the New York International Radio Festival Awards.

Following a 70 year career in the theatre, this makes 93 year old Eileen the oldest recipient of an NYC Festivals Radio award.

This one woman presentation, focusing solely from Eleanor’s perspective, brings to life a formidable woman, far ahead of her time. A woman of extraordinary courage, beauty and iron will – uniquely Queen of France then Queen of England and mother of two English Kings – Eleanor of Aquitaine’s name was legendary even before her death at 82!

Eileen Page's 70-year career encompasses Shakespeare, contemporary writers, musical theatre, film and television. Her long association with the RSC included Peter Brook’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, Henry V with Paul Schofield, Mother Courage, Richard II, The Winter’s Tale, and Waste with Judi Dench, which transferred to the West End. Other West End appearances include Heidi Schiller in Stephen Sondheim’s Follies (Shaftesbury Theatre, a role she later reprised for a BBC gala performance), Me and My Girl (Adelphi Theatre); The Boyfriend (Duchess Theatre); and Nine (Royal Festival Hall). Among many leading roles in repertory seasons across the country, one of her favourites was Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter at Liverpool Playhouse.

Doors Open:      13:30

Reading begins: 14:00

Interval:              14:40

Second Half:      14:50

Close:                15:30  

“ Rarely have I been as moved in a theatre as I was tonight by her portrayal of Eleanor: this was acting of the highest order, that I feel privileged to have witnessed”

“Eileen Page is a remarkable actress who would be memorable for her beautiful voice and incredibly clear enunciation even if she was reading a train timetable.”

“Page’s performance is a masterclass of acting: she grabs our attention and maintains it throughout the show, exuding class and power. A memorable experience.”

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