THE THRONE - a new play by John Goldsmith
Presented by Throne Production Ltd
Directed by Anthony Biggs
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
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.
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?
A witty and irreverent new comedy from John Goldsmith, starring Charlie Condou (Coronation Street, Charlotte Gray, Nathan Barley) and Mary Roscoe (Ted Lasso, Unrelated).
Cast: Charlie Condou, Mary Roscoe, Michael Joel Bartelle
Creatives: Director - Anthony Biggs, Set & Costume Designer - Gregor Donnelly, Lighting Designer - Chuma Emembolu, Sound Designer - Chris Drohan, Casting Director - Jane Deitch, Assistant Director - Steven Moore