Happy And Glorious [Laurence Housman]

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1839: Queen Victoria has been on the throne almost two years and her Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, feels the time is ripe to raise the delicate subject of suitable suitors for her hand.

There is only one man Victoria wants to marry: Albert of Saxe-Coburg Gotha. She believes he will make the ideal husband - once he has been made fully aware of exactly what sacrifices are expected of him when married to the Queen of England. But Albert has his own ideas of what his position should be, both in public and in private.

Laurence Housman's drama starring Joanna David as Queen Victoria and Tim Woodward as Prince Albert.

Adapted by Glyn Dearman

Queen Victoria... Joanna David
Prince Albert... Tim Woodward
Lord Melbourne... Jack May
Tudor.... David Timson
Ernest.... Michael Cochrane
Stockmar.... Martin Friend
Nurse.... Diana Dishop
Baroness Lehzen... Pauline Letts
Lady Jane.... Jane Knowles
Duchess.... Jill Simcox
Footman... Tano Rea

Directed by Glyn Dearman

1839: It's time for a young Queen Victoria to consider marriage \u2013 but who will she choose?