|Who was the Queen Mother? Harold Nicolson called her ‘the most amazing Queen since Cleopatra’ while Cecil Beaton described her as ‘a marshmallow made on a welding machine’.
What was the Queen Mother really like?
One of the most popular figures in the Twentieth Century, the Queen Mother’s image is well known to us; the pastels, the pearls, the feathery hats, the smile. But what was she really like inside – beneath the image?
Hugo Vickers spent 17 years researching her life, having observed her for 40 years.
Sparkling Images of her life
He saw her in public and in private. He talked to her close friends and staff and travelled the world in search of previously unseen documents and letters.
In a performance sparkling with images of her life, music to capture key moments and footage of the Queen Mother in action, Hugo Vickers presents a portrait of one of the most enigmatic characters of recent times.
“A bulging plum pudding of insider snippets.”
The Sunday Times