The Queen and I / Road

Out of Joint, the Royal Court Theatre and the Leicester Haymarket present

The Queen and I
by Sue Townsend

presented in repertoire with

by Jim Cartwright

Director Max Stafford-Clark

Designer Fotini Dimou

Lighting Rick Fisher

Sound John A. Leonard

Music Mickey Gallagher

Musical Direction James Compton

Cast: Amelia Bullmore, Pam Ferris, Gillian Hanna, Carole Hayman, David Howey, Doon Mackichan, Paul J. Medford, Pearce Quigley, Toby Salaman.

First performed in repertory: 9 June, 1994, Royal Court Theatre

Out of Joint’s inaugural production paired a revival of Jim Carwright’s mid-80s classic, with Sue Townsend’s adaptation of her own hilarious novel in which the Royal Family are sent to live on a Leicester council estate.

‘A right royal romp…the audience cheered to the echo. Wonderous’
The Daily Mail

‘The Queen and I is a dark joke, a barbed dream of republicanism in which Mrs Elizabeth Windsor and family learn to live in the modern hell of a council estate. It is funny, touching and shrewd’
Financial Times

‘The Queen and I is wildly runny and Toby Salaman’s wicked impersonation of Prince Charles alone is worth the seat price. With pointed songs by Mickey Gallagher and Ian Dury The Queen and I will become a huge and well-deserved hit.’

‘These are twin conscience-stricken, state-of-the-nation plays that get Max Stafford-Clark’s new company off to a buoyant start’
The Guardian

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