Extracts from Black Tenderness:

‘Sorry, is this contemporary theatre?’

Actress Paloma (Caroline Wildi) and director Andreas (Will Irvine) meet the ‘indigo child’ Hugo (Steffan Donnelly) for the first time. Both Paloma and Hugo have their doubts on Andreas’ casting choices: is he sure he wants a young man to play Elizabeth I? How exactly is this supposed to reflect his quest for historical accuracy?

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