The Throne Tickets London Theatre

The Throne Tickets

1.5 (2) · New WritingComedy

A witty and irreverent new comedy from award-winning screenwriter John Goldsmith

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Overview

2002: the year of the Golden Jubilee, and everyone at Dudley Goring Comprehensive School is in a state of eager anticipation about the arrival of a very important visitor. Her Majesty the Queen is due to open the new Science block.

Everyone, that is, apart from Derek Jones, the school’s Head of Science, an unreconstructed socialist and staunch republican. In a moment of madness, Derek decides to use the temporary 'facilities' – a Portaloo which has been specially installed for the Queen’s own personal use. His timing is, as ever, terrible and he is caught in the act by the Queen herself.

Embarrassment quickly turns to confusion and then fear as they realise they’ve been locked in the Portaloo by terrorists who have planted a bomb underneath, and any attempt to escape will set it off. With no way to contact the outside world, Derek and Her Majesty are forced to rely on each other as they wait anxiously to discover their fate. But will they find some common ground before it’s too late?

Critic reviews

There are a few good gags

· The Guardian

The performances remain restrained by the script

· The Upcoming

Ropey comedy

· The Times

Lost in verbal convolution

· London Box Office
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Date & time

Show ended
Wed 29 Jun - Sat 30 Jul 2022
2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

The Arches, Villiers Street WC2N 6NL London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
1.5
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