Victoria Regina (play)

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Victoria Regina
Written by Laurence Housman
Characters Queen Victoria
Albert, Prince Consort
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Original language English
Genre biography

Victoria Regina is a 1934 play by Laurence Housman about Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. It was a notable vehicle for Helen Hayes.

In 1937 the Lord Chamberlain ruled that no British sovereign may be portrayed on the British stage until 100 years after his or her accession. For this reason, Victoria Regina could not be staged until the centenary of Queen Victoria's accession, 20 June 1937. This was a Sunday, so the premiere took place the next day.[1]

It was adapted for Australian television in 1963.

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  1. ^ All the Best People ...: The Pick of Peterborough 1929-1945, George Allen & Unwin, 1981; p. 139