The Throne

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 Science block.

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

Dates & Times

29 June - 16 July 2022
Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinee 2.30pm

Running time approx 2hrs including interval
Age guidance 11+
Latecomers may not be admitted, and there is no readmittance once the performance has started.


Stalls £22.00

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There is a £2.50 booking fee charged per ticket on phone and internet orders, and 50p restoration levy charged on all tickets. Box office at venue open to personal callers from two hours before the curtain time for every performance.

Tel: 08444 930 650



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