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image for Live Entertainment item typeSam & I at Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

, Sat 9 Nov 2019, £12-£14


Civic Theatre,
Fairfield Road,


Take the Space presents

Sam & I

Samuel Pepys? His Diary, His World, His Women...How Do You Think His Wife Felt? written and performed by Siobhán Nicholas

Directed by Chris Barnes

Over the flames of a candle, a woman holds her husband’s diary: “You will not live through this fire” she whispers:

And then the wife of Samuel Pepys, Secretary to the Admiralty and Fellow of the Royal Society, relents and reads:

the joys and trials of their household, the gossip of the Court, the horrors of the Great Plague, the flames of the Fire of London, the antics and betrayals of a serial adulterer - her husband. This is Elizabeth’s dark night of the soul {everywoman has them, from bag lady to queen}.

Fifteen figures of the Pepys circle come to life - from the highest in the land to the most menial.

This solo show is performed on the eve of the 350th anniversary of Elizabeth Pepys and celebrates “my wife”, the clever, loyal and witty muse who made her husband great.

“a beautiful and sensitive portrayal… this gem of a show … this was storytelling of the highest order” Chichester Observer

“…humorous, bawdy, moving and fascinating” The Portsmouth News

“Passionate, ……remarkably contemporary” Sarah Jane Downing, Arts Issue Bath

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for conferencing

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 Nov 2019 07:45
Saturday 9 November 2019 7.45pm in the Cramphorn Studio


Tickets: £14.00
Concession: £12.00



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Map reference: TL 703070  Lat: 51.73583 Long: 0.46491

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chelmsford station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Disabled accessDisabled access