As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 3 September 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks comic masterminds behind The Crown parody, The Crown Dual. Got any questions, royal watchers?
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!
“This happy & glorious parody of the Netflix series reminds us what theatre is all about” – ★★★★ Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph
After premiering at the King’s Head in March and a hit run at Edinburgh Fringe, The Crown Dual returns to London by popular demand for a run at Wilton’s Music Hall.
Two actors – Rosie Holt and Brendan Murphy – reimagine 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 is a new comedy from the pen of parodic mastermind Daniel Clarkson, co-creator of Olivier Award-nominated hit shows Potted Potter and Potted Panto, and reunites him with director Owen Lewis, after their 2017 success with King Kong A Comedy (including a highly memorable post-show Q&A chaired by yours truly!).