The brand-new historic show premieres 11th – 14th July at The Wardrobe Theatre
Sharp Teeth Theatre and The Wardrobe Theatre present a right royal romp through British history, exploring politics, passion and parlour games; a cross-dressing comedy for all those with a taste for Victoria’s Sponge and who enjoy playing with their Prince Albert.
It’s 1848 and Europe is revolting. As foreign royals topple at an alarming rate, how long will it be before the whispers of revolution reach the proud shores of old Blighty? With an isolated, postnatal Queen intent on playing solitaire, can the future of the British monarchy be saved before those dastardly working-classes start uprising or will it all end in a real-life wink murder? Expect clowning, cream cakes and jokes about history in this gender-bending new show which asks why Britain refuses to play by continental rules.
Featuring Gaulier-trained clown Lucy Harrington (Wake Up & Deirdrealize, Nincompoop) as Prince Albert and 6ft 3″ Peter Baker (Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera, Murder She Didn’t Write) as the pocket-sized monarch herself. A co-production by The Wardrobe Theatre (Reservoir Mogs, Rocky Shock Horror, Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears) and Sharp Teeth Theatre (The Fox & The Child).
Details of showings:
11th – 14th July 2018 @ The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
8pm (plus 2pm on Sat 14th July) – 70 mins (no interval), suitable for 12yrs+
22nd September 2018 @ The Pound, Corsham
3rd – 4th October 2018 @ The Rondo, Bath
5th – 6th October 2018 @ Theatre Shop, Clevedon
11th – 13th October 2018 @ The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham