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Les Enfants Terribles to stage immersive United Queendom show at Kensington Palace

The award-winning company returns with a new immersive show

United Queendom
United Queendom
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Les Enfants Terribles will return with a new immersive show in 2020, it has been revealed.

The award-winning theatre company, whose shows include The Trench, The Terrible Infants and Alice's Adventures Underground, will bring the new piece United Queendom to Kensington Palace in February 2020, running alongside charity Historic Royal Palaces. The immersive experience will begin once the Palaces have closed to visitors.

The full cast includes Stephan Boyce, Lavinia Co-op, James Hastings, Miranda Heath, Richard Holt, Yasmin Keita, Deven Modha, Christina Ngoyi, Lucy Reynolds, Nadia Sohawon and Deborah Tracey.

United Queendom is written by Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Anthony Spargo and directed by Christa Harris, with music by Patrick Neil Doyle, set design by Luke W Robson, costume design by Susan Kulkarni, sound design by Chazz Redhead, lighting design by Pablo Fernandez Baz, hair, wigs and make-up design by Victoria Stride and dramaturgy by Fiona Porritt.

Les Enfants Terribles' creative director James Seager comments, "It's incredibly exciting to be 'let loose' in the palace after closing time to bring a modern twist to history and to re-introduce two women who have such modern influences and parallels to the world we live in today."

Using the historical setting to tell the tale of two remarkable women – Queen Caroline and Lady Henrietta Howard – the piece runs from 28 February to 30 March 2020.