Spring/Summer Theatre 2019
Award-winning new writing from some of the most exciting playwrights on the scene today
A DIRTY ROYAL LOVE STORY
The extraordinary untold story of a young Victorian royal and her forbidden love.
In the year that royal wedding fever gripped the globe and the people demanded to take back control, go behind the gates of Buckingham Palace to meet a young Victoria – a woman with the weight of the world on her shoulders and Edward Jones – a boy who is only going to make it much more complicated. Adored by the tabloids, hated by the establishment and loved by the people, what was he to her? Lover, stalker, terrorist – or all three?
Director Ned Bennett (Pomona and An Octoroon) and fellow NYT alumnus Josh Azouz created the hit Buggy Baby. With Victoria’s Knickers they reunite to tell the funny and outrageous story of the boy who stole the Queen’s knickers while the streets were boiling with change. A lot of this actually happened …
Featuring original songs by Chris Cookson, hip hop, strong language, lots of attitude and Britain’s best young talent from the award-winning NYT REP Company.
“’It’s about the monarch. Sort of a rom com. There might be some torture.”
Please note: This performance contains a strobe effect.
'It’s youth theatre at its most thrilling.'