Politics and pop culture collide in this fascinating new play inspired by Netflix’s “The Crown”. This season the Belfry is offering Pay What You Want prices for in-person and live stream tickets.

November 23 – December 19, 2021

Fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and full of unexpected surprises

Richly detailed with urgent ideas…Serving Elizabeth is a gem.

...so bold, so brash, so intelligent, and so complex, that the play is absolutely refreshing.

Must See

…funny and nuanced…

About the Play

Actor and playwright Marcia Johnson was inspired to write this play after watching an early episode of “The Crown” on Netflix. The play premiered in February 2020.

Politics and pop culture collide with unexpected twists as this fascinating new play moves between 1952 Kenya—when an anti-monarchist cook challenges Princess Elizabeth in the moments before she becomes queen—and 2015 London—when a Kenyan-Canadian film student clashes with convention and custom while working on a TV series about the Royals.

The tension between people and politics—imperialism, prejudice, and the irresistible draw of the monarchy—infuses and ignites this exciting new play.

Meet the Cast

(in alphabetical order)

Lucinda Davis

Mercy / Patricia

Sia Foryoh

Faith / Tia

Ryan Hollyman

Talbot / Maurice / Man

Amanda Lisman

HRH Princess Elizabeth / Robin / Ashley / Woman

Nathan D. Simmons

Montague / Steven


Box Office / Information