November 2019

Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

An ancient-history play with a modern attitude, this action-packed drama sheds new light on a legend of East Anglia and an icon of Britain. When all is taken from her, the Queen of the Iceni will stop at nothing to get it back. If she is to succeed, she must first rally a nation and then take on the greatest empire Europe has ever known. Poetic, visceral, and epic, Boudica challenges a myth and asks, in a country already torn apart, when should belief give way to compromise?

This is a busy and brutal play in places, and Sabrina Poole's fight direction helps deliver some convincing scenes: never an easy thing to pull off. Her own depiction of Blodwyn, the bolshie, rage-fuelled daughter of the warrior queen is bursting with energy - Norwich Evening News