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The Queen’s Conjuror ()

Produced by

Circlesnake Productions

Playwrights: Alec Toller and Joshua Browne
Director: Alec Toller


The Attic Studio


November 3rd, 2016 – November 20th, 2016


John Dee was a 16th century adviser to Queen Elizabeth, and a scientist and magician when those two professions were indistinguishable. The Queen’s Conjuror follows John Dee as he tries to decipher an enticing but ominous vision which he hopes will provide critical information that will impress Queen Elizabeth enough to gain her patronage. To do this, Dee enlists the help of Edward Kelley, a scryer, medium, and possible charlatan. Kelley proves to be as brilliant as he is disturbed, and Dee must work through the wretchedness of Kelley’s soul and his erratic behaviour to access his revelatory visions and gain the Queen’s support. The show explores the complexity of intimacy, the dangers of vulnerability, and the necessities of both for the alchemical transformation of the soul. (


Joshua Browne Edward Talbot
John Fray Uriel / Lord William Cecil
Sochi Fried Jane Dee
Tim Walker John Dee
Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah Queen Elizabeth / Joanna

Creative Team

Alec Toller Playwright
Joshua Browne Playwright
Alec Toller Director
Steve Vargo Lighting Designer
Erica-Maria Causi Set Designer
Andy Trithardt Sound Designer


Stephanie Taylor Stage Manager