About This Show

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.

★★★★

‘Delightful and amusing… the performances are pitch perfect. Director Anthony Biggs has managed to get just the right touch for such a delicate soufflé’

Reviewsgate

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.

★★★★

‘The Throne is very entertaining and it’s a superb showcase for two actors at the top of their game.’

North West End

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?

★★★★

‘This is also a wonderful look at class, privilege, worlds colliding, the power of argument and debate… Great fun!’

Boyz Magazine

A witty and irreverent new comedy from John Goldsmith, starring Charlie Condou (Coronation Street, Charlotte Gray, Nathan Barley) and Mary Roscoe (Ted Lasso, Unrelated).

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 45min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: 29 June 2022 Final Performance: 30 July 2022
Location: Charing Cross Theatre, Inner London

The ArchesVilliers Street,

Inner London,

WC2N 6NG

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