Full Length Play
Period, Docudrama/Historic, Romantic Comedy
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1970s, 1920s
Settings Of Play - The year is 1919. The set is minimal, vague and dreamlike. There are three main areas: one that suggests a small house with a porch, another that suggests a garden, and one that suggests Edward’s elaborate rail carriage. Branches with autumn leaves hang above.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Exterior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Mild Adult Themes
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior
Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest,
Winner! 2004 Samuel French Canadian Playwriting Contest
Based on a true story. A lovely romantic comedy with a handy supply of humor, this play is a genuinely witty exploration of unexpected love. In 1972, the Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII) dies while living in exile at the age of 78. Two weeks later in Canada, an 80 year-old woman from a small town named Galt has her tombstone engraved, claiming to be his wife. A young journalist appears at her door, eager for answers. Flashback to 1919 as Edward, then holding the official title of the Prince of Wales, visits Canada as an emissary of the King. Bored with the pomp and circumstance, he slips away from his official duties and begins a romance with a charming young woman.
"A breezy, witty, warmly romantic. One of the most promising new plays I have seen in the last five years!" - Robert Mitchell
"...engaging, moving, well deserving of the standing ovation." - The Citizen
Queen Milli of Galt was first workshopped at Lamb's Players Theatre in San Diego, California. The play received its world premiere at Theatre & Company Kitchener in Ontario, Canada. It was directed by Stuart Scadron-Wattles. The play was subsequently produced at the Chemainus Festival Theatre in British Columbia. It was directed by Jeremy Tow.