Living under four monarchs, Tallis was forced to adapt his compositions to suit their religious demands, but at what cost? In Swale’s vividly imagined play, we follow the contrasting fates of Tallis and a young priest, from the dissolution of the monasteries through Mary’s bloody reign, via encounters with a young Elizabeth and the mysterious Dr Dee, to their dramatic conclusion.
This "ambitious portrait of the 16th-century composer cleverly combines drama and music
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- Genre: Docudrama/Historic
- Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
- Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible casting