Eleanor of Aquitaine: Mother of Pride - festival highlight!
8 May 2018
It is with great honour that we welcome RADA alumni Eileen Page to our stage with her one-woman show Eleanor of Aquitaine: Mother of Pride next week! Wednsday 16, Thursday 17 & Friday 18 May, 7.30pm. Don't miss out on this remarkable show! Tickets available here.
Eileen Page is an actress who throughout her long career has moved between Shakespeare and contemporary writers, as well as crossing over into musical theatre, film and television. Her extensive repertory work includes diverse roles that include Judith in 'Hay Fever', Mrs Alving in 'Ghosts', Amanda in 'The Glass Menagerie', Lydia in 'Praise of Love', Phoebe in 'The Entertainer' with Alfred Marks and Paulina in 'The Winter's Tale' with Anthony Hopkins.
Eileen's time with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) spans from the early days of Peter Brook's production of 'Love's Labour's Lost' and with Paul Schofield in 'Henry V'. She returned in the 80s playing in 'Henry VIII', 'Julius Caesar', 'The Dillon', 'Mother Courage', 'Richard II', 'Romeo and Juliet', 'They Shoot Horses Don't They?', 'The Winter's Tale' and John Barton's production of 'Waste, which transferred to the West End with Judi Dench and Daniel Massey.
Upon leaving the RSC, Eileen took on the role of Heidi Schiller in Stephen Sondheim's 'Follies' at Shaftesbury Theatre and later reprised the role in a gala performance for the BBC at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. She played the Duchess of Dene in 'Me and My Girl' with Gary Wilmot at the Adelphi Theatre, Madame Dubonnet in 'The Boy Friend' at a gala performance at the Duchess Theatre and Signora Contini in 'Nine' at the Royal Festival Hall with Jonathan Pryce.
On television she appeared with Michael Gambon in 'Maigret' and with Judi Dench and Bill Nighy in 'Absolute Hell'. Other television appearances include 'The Secret Garden', 'Doctors', 'Midsomer Murders' and most recently in the BBC's 'Shakespeare and Hathaway - Private Investigators' (2018).
One of her favourite roles was Eleanor of Aquitaine in James Goldman's production of 'The Lion in Winter' at the Liverpool Playhouse. It was probably fate therefore that led her to Catherine Muschamp's one-woman play... Eleanor of Aquitaine: Mother of the Pride.
"a major classical actress" - The Stage
"a remarkable actress" - British Theatre Guide