Over two months, historians, musicians, directors, writers and theatre professionals worked together to create a new immersive promenade performance. Following an introduction to Eltham Palace’s history, they researched LGBTQ+ narratives relating to the palace and its inhabitants and, during creative workshops, forged their ideas into a script.
The play is divided into eight short scenes exploring the supposed romance between King Edward II and his favourite, Piers Gaveston, Henry VIII’s upbringing at the Palace with his sisters, and working-class queer stories from the 1930s when Eltham Palace was known for high-society parties.
At the event, Ben Salmon, writer of the ‘Our House’ script, read an extract from the play for everyone at the summit.
Click here to find out more about this incredible project.