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Tea With The Old Queen

November 8, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


A funny, witty and poignant play revealing the eccentricities of our monarchy as recorded in the fictitious ‘secret’ diaries of William Tallon – Steward and Page of the Backstairs to the Queen Mother. Backstairs Billy has seen and done it all…

Billy died a few years after the Queen Mother, taking with him his secrets – or so they thought! This hilarious comedy from award-winning writer Graham Woolnough, starring Ian Stark, was the toast of the Edinburgh Fringe and has been delighting audiences across the UK.

Tickets: £15

British Theatre Guide:★★★★★
Director Graham Woolnough has created a touching and delightful production and Ian Stark should become a national treasure. This is one invitation to tea you should certainly accept.

Remote Goat: ★★★★★.
The script is superb, the acting faultless and a very happy audience rolled along lovingly as Billy spilled the beans.

Broadway Baby: ★★★★
A theatrical treat for those with any political disposition… Ian Stark’s Backstage Billy pinpoints the highs and lows of a career serving the Queen Mother.
Tea With the old Queen is compellingly outrageous and significant

Three Weeks Edinburgh:★★★★
A clever and well-structured script, professionally performed… an opulently furnished set… a noble piece of tittle-tattle. Cheers.

London Evening Standard: ★★★
Ian Stark’s performance is constantly engaging…the writing is lively… Woolnough, who also directed the show, provides plenty of wit and Stark’s energetic flare ensures it is never a chore to sit through… amusing and well delivered.


November 8, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm