Having been cruelly overlooked for her dream role as Queen Elizabeth in blockbuster TV series The Crown, budding starlet Beth brings her own take on the epic story of the Royal Family to the stage instead… with her agent Stanley coerced into playing (almost) all the other roles – from Prince Philip to Princess Margaret, and all the commoners in between!
In the world premiere of The Crown Dual at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington, from 12 March to 6 April, two actors re-imagine the story of how Elizabeth Windsor became Queen Elizabeth II (and recreate two resplendent Netflix series) in 70 minutes of frenetic hat-passing, period accents and corgi impressions.
The Crown Dual, a new comedy from the pen of parodic mastermind Daniel Clarkson, co-creator of Olivier Award nominated hit shows Potted Potter and Potted Panto, is a perfect winter warmer for both fans of the show keenly waiting for the third series – and for those wondering what all the fuss is about!
Daniel Clarkson is one half of the comedy double act “Dan and Jeff”, known for their “Potted” stage shows as well as an 18-month residence in the CBBC office as their in-house presenters. Directed by Owen Lewis, an Olivier Award nominee for Morecambe and Wise homage Eric and Little Ern.
Cast to be announced.
The King’s Head Theatre was established in 1970. Passionate about championing ethically produced fringe theatre, last year it was announced that the theatre is on the move. Subject to a fundraising campaign, the King’s Head Theatre will move into a custom-built space in the heart of Islington Square, directly behind its current home in Upper Street.
Title: The Crown Dual Writer: Daniel Clarkson Director: Owen Lewis Venue: King’s Head Theatre, London Duration: 70 mins (no interval) Dates – Work in progress previews: 27 January & 24 February 2019 Main run: Tuesday 12 March – Saturday 6 April, 2019. Tickets: www.kingsheadtheatre.com / Box Office 0207 226 8561.