From the opening scenes in 18th century England – all repressed lips and licentious guidance and heaving bosoms – to a long journey into the kingdom of Denmark – by coach and horses with scandalous novels in the trunk and a virginity as a ticket to survive…….as one might expect – thriling, darlings.
And That was just the first five minutes.
a royal affair is astonishing.
Yet we must warn you.
Tis a European historical Tale.
Corruption, anguish, the plight of women and nary an upbeat ending or message.
Actually, that’s not Entirely True.
take our word for it. You’ll find yourself longing for candlelight opera houses, rough horseback galloping through misty rain and hiding a key to the secret back staircase and slipping notes inside banned texts from The Enlightenment.
Or at least cooking to Handel and opening the blinds to the inky night’s sky to dream.