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Statement following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty the Queen

21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022

Following yesterday’s announcement, the staff and volunteers of The Elgiva would like to express their deep sadness at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Elgiva extends our deepest sympathy to His Majesty The King and The Royal Family who remain in our thoughts at this time.

The Queen has been, and will forever be, a part of our history and our generation, but she was also a lover and supporter of the performing arts; she was patron of the National Theatre for more than four decades, overseeing the growth and flourishing of venue’s productions, while also acting as patron of the Royal Shakespeare Company, supporting the RSC with her patronage since 1961, when the Company was created.

The Queen enjoyed ballet, music, singing, theatre and a good laugh; she appreciated the way the performing arts celebrates the very best of humanity and enriches the soul, and she will be profoundly missed.

The Elgiva may be named for one Queen, but we will always remember another and give thanks for her years of dedication and service.

A Book of Condolence has been opened in the reception area of Chesham Town Hall; alternatively, an online Book of Condolence can be found on the Royal website HERE.

Our screening of Much Ado About Nothing, which was intended to be shown on Thursday 8th, has been moved to Thursday 29th September, 7.30pm.

Monday 19th September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national Bank Holiday, and The Elgiva will be closed on this day to allow staff and volunteers to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate Her reign.

Our screenings of Where The Crawdads Sing have been rescheduled to Wednesday 28th September, and ticket holders have been contacted by the Box Office.

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