The Eight Assassination Attempts on Queen Victoria

The Eight Assassination Attempts on Queen Victoria

Group – Thursday Seniors

Date – Sunday 24th March 2024

Time – 14:15

Written by Aaron Tonks

Performance Rights courtesy of Aaron Tonks

Directed by Aaron Tonks

Members of the jury, you are gathered here today because there has been an assassination attempt on Queen Victoria… Second and third assassination attempts on Queen… The fourth assassination attempted on… Fifth assassination attempt Sixth assassination…Seventh assassination… The Eight Assassination attempts on Queen Victoria.

Get ready for a thrilling ride as you take your seat as a member of the jury in “The Eight Assassination Attempts on Queen Victoria.” Brace yourself for a fast-paced production that unravels the motives behind each of these extraordinary attempts, presented through a diverse array of theatrical genres. From gripping drama to silent comedy, each genre paints a vivid picture of the reasons behind these audacious plots. Experience the gripping tales of conspiracy, passion, and betrayal of seven men whose lives are intertwined with the most famous women on the planet.

This play came about last term when the group was asking what the older group was doing. I told them that they were between this play and another play but turned this idea down as they didn’t like it. This group immediately said that they would perform a show around this idea. We then decided to spend the last term developing this show. Starting with acting out the stories, seeing what we thought was needed, and then half way through rehearsals, we all decided it would be really fun to set each scene to a different theatre scene.

I have been really impressed with this group for developing the show and putting it on. The hardest challenge has without doubt been the number of different characters they are having to play, remembering when, where, and as who they enter the stage.

I really hope they have enjoyed the challenge and that you enjoy our inspired by true events show.

Enjoy the show!

Aaron Tonks

The Eight Assassination Attempts on Queen Victoria


F.Bayley, William, Prosecution, Bean Sr, Another Man, Cabby, Arthur, Defence Nova Balamir

Queen Victoria Lenny de Villeneuve

Edward, Defence, Employer, Officer, Lady 2, William Amelie Deaville

Prince Albert, Alfred, Roderick Reece Houlker-Kennard

Maranne, Defence, Paper Boy, Landlord, Bean, Footman, Prosecution, Henry Florence Grizaard

E.Sterling, Mr Robinson, Yvette, John Jr, Lady, Prosecution, Judge, Mother   Emily Murdoch

Prosecution, Detective Smith, John Sr, William, Mother, Lady, Judge, Robert Ellis Renyard

Delane, George, Supplier, E. Sterling, Police, Robert, William, Defence, Station Master Mathis Wallace


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