THE ADVISORS - A PLAY

Angela Buckingham: Writer

Set in the English court of Queen Elizabeth I, this play is about power. Elizabeth's most respected advisors pressure her to execute Mary Queen of Scots but they are also struggling amongst themselves for influence, position and prestige. A new generation is threatening the status quo. These people use what ever weapons they have: bribery, blackmail, fear. The losers are destroyed. Lives and fortunes are lost.  It is about the illusion of absolute power, how people who have power are confronted by the limits of their influence and the human need for control.