H.R.HAITCH


  • A Right Royal Musical Comedy
  • Music byLuke Bateman
  • Book & Lyrics byMaz Evans
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Performances

  • Dates9th May - 2nd June 2018
  • TimesTuesday to Saturday @ 7.30pm
    Saturday and Sunday @ 2.30pm

Please note there is no 2.30pm performance on Saturday 26th May

Tickets

  • Full Price£22.50
  • Concessions£20
  • Under 16£15

Young Iris - Aged 16-25?
Contact Iris Theatre to join their Young Iris scheme for discounted tickets!

Overview

Shrapnel Theatre and Iris Theatre present a right royal musical comedy this May.

London, 2011. The Olympics are doomed, the East End is being gentrified for houses no-one can afford, Amy Winehouse has died, and Adele's released her second album. It’s been a tough year.

But, in a world where Kim Kardashian can’t stay married for a whole TV series, love has blossomed between feisty East Ender Chelsea and dopey toff Bertie. He’s never going to win Mastermind, but he won Chelsea’s heart when he boned her trout at catering college.

Its 2012 and Chelsea’s future is bright. She has a new man and there’s a new progressive Prime Minister to light the days ahead (#blessed). The media can stick their obsession with the identity of Prince Albert, the secret royal who’s been in hiding for 20 years.

Bertie has something big to tell Chelsea. He’s down on one knee, but it’s not a ring he has in store… it’s a crown. And Chelsea will soon discover that travelling from Barking to Buckingham Palace takes more than a topped-up Oyster Card.

Starring Tori Allen-Martin as Chelsea, with music by Luke Bateman (Mr Popper’s Penguins), book and lyrics by Maz Evans (Who Let The Gods Out) and directed by Daniel Winder (Iris’ artistic director, most recently Macbeth at St Paul’s Church).

First written in 2015 as a commission by Iris Theatre’s Workin Process scheme, and now freshly re-imagined, H.R.Haitch comes to the Union Theatre this May in its first fully-staged production. This is one Royal Wedding you won't want to miss..!

Cast and Creatives

Cast

Chelsea
Tori Allen-Martin

Bertie (Prince Albert)
Christian James

Princess Victoria
Emily Jane Kerr

Brian Taylor / Prince Richard
Christopher Lyne

Vera / Queen Mary
Andrea Miller

Vernon / Nathan
Prince Plockey

Creatives

Director
Daniel Winder

Choreographer
Lily Howkins

Musical Director
Oli George Rew

Set Design
Justin Williams & Jonny Rust

Lighting Design
Ben Jacobs

Costume Design
Maddy Ross-Masson

Production Manager
Ben O'Grady

AV Editor
Serra Erkli

Stage Manager
Lorrell Rawlins

Producers
Paul Virides for Shrapnel Theatre

Co-Producer
Sofi Berenger for Iris Theatre

Associate Producer
Christina Sturken