This York Mufti presentation marks I and Albert's New York premiere. It originally debuted at London's Piccadilly Theatre in 1972 under the direction of John Schlesinger and ran for 120 performances. A cast album was recorded in 1981. The show tells the love story between Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert. In 1839, Victoria fell in love with Albert who was her first cousin from the small German principality of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Married in 1840, royal couple's family life drastically differed from the images of previous British monarchs.