The egg theatre’s brand new rip-roaring stage production of THE QUEEN’S KNICKERS will return to Bath for a week at the egg from Tuesday 26th February to Sunday 3rd March, following its world premiere sell-out run at the Ustinov Studio during the Family Theatre Festival and a successful week at the Southbank Centre in London earlier this month.

 

“…there’s no end to the merriment” – Bath Chronicle

 

A comedy for wise young children about hysterical adults, this children’s classic combines stand-up comedy, clowning, anarchic sketches and silly songs in a new theatrical adaption for children aged 3 years and over.

 

The comical story of The Queen’s Knickers has been a favourite with young children and parents since its publication 20 years ago.  Based on the much-loved children’s book by Nicholas Allan, this entertaining and inventive show, performed by Heather Saunders as Lucy and Kate Copeland as Dilys, celebrates the garments we all wear but never show.

 

The Queen's Knickers - Heather Saunders and Kate Copeland - (ref141) - Photo credit Nick SpratlingDilys, the Queen’s dedicated maid, is the royal custodian of her Majesty’s ‘intimate apparel’, otherwise known as the Queen’s knickers. She guards HRH’s smalls as if they were the crown jewels. But one day the knickers go missing causing a national state of emergency.  Lucy is one of the Queen’s biggest fans and she is desperate to meet her heroine. In a surprising turn of events she finally gets her chance, but can Lucy also avert a diplomatic incident of catastrophic proportions and save both the Queen and her maid, Dilys.

 

“Kate Copeland and Heather Saunders are quite brilliant in this charming adaptation… directed by the ever-imaginative Lee Lyford. From start to finish the pair provide captivating anarchic entertainment for everyone from pre-schoolers to grannies.” – Bath Chronicle

 

Created by the egg’s own production team in association with London’s Southbank Centre, Nicholas Allan’s book has been adapted by regular egg theatre collaborators, Oliver Birch, from en masse theatre company, and John Biddle, who has memorably starred in many of the egg’s Christmas shows.  The Queen’s Knickers is directed by Lee Lyford, whose numerous credits include Heidi A Goat’s Tale at the egg in 2012; The Nutcracker in the Theatre Royal’s Main House during the 2011 Family Theatre Festival; and the egg theatre productions of Alice Through the Looking Glass in 2010 and Around the World in 80 Days in 2009.

 

THE QUEEN’S KNICKERS appears at the egg theatre from Tuesday 26th February to Sunday 3rd March.  Tickets are available from the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844, the egg reception on 01225 823 409 or online via www.theatreroyalorg.uk