Royal drama in Crown Matrimonial

PUBLISHED: 16:57 17 November 2012

rehearsals for the Matrimonial.

rehearsals for the Matrimonial.


A STORY that threatened the very existence of the monarchy will be told in the next production to be put on by Tickenham Drama Group.

Crown Matrimonial reveals how King Edward VIII was prepared to give up the throne because he could not rule without the woman he loved.

The play approaches the story from a human angle, seeing the effect his agonising decision has on the family who are opposed to the idea, particularly his brother Bertie who is to become George VI.

Experienced actress Alexandria Coghlan-Forbes makes her debut as director and has assembled a strong cast to work alongside the back-stage team, who won a Somerset Fellowship of Drama Award for their impressive set in the group’s 2011 production, An Ideal Husband.

Crown Matrimonial runs at Tickenham Village Hall in Clevedon Road from November 21-24. Doors open at 7.15pm for curtain up at 7.45pm.

Tickets, priced £9 to include a programme, are available on 01275 852663 or the website at

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