Theatre Event

Two Weeks with the Queen

The Crescent Theatre Company presents

Two Weeks with the Queen

Suitable for Age 11+

by Mary Morris

14 - 21 Dec in the Studio at 7.45pm | Matinees: Sun 15 & Sat 21 December at 2.45pm

Anticipated running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change
 

Colin and his family sit down to Christmas dinner in Australia when Colin's younger brother collapses and is later diagnosed with terminal cancer.


Colin is shipped off to England where he decides that the only person who can come up with a cure is the Queen's physician. But his attempts to get that cure lead him in some unexpected directions with some very unexpected company. A story about never giving up and being prepared to do anything to help.

"This production is non stop and is skilfully directed with a pace that grips your attention. Great performances from the cast as they play a variety of roles and all are believable. Recommended." Anon


"Two Weeks With The Queen - The production was great from start to finish. The acting from all the cast was excellent and strong particularly Wesley Rolston and Alex Pendleton. The studio theatre is intimate and suited this production perfectly. There are a lot of scene changes and this was handled well both in terms of physical prop movement and the ability of the cast to adapt accordingly. It's a moving story that depicts the different personal approaches to cancer and bereavement and is done very well. The production had humour and sad reality which worked well together. The characters were believable. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend going to see it...you have until this coming Saturday, so no excuses!!" MAB


"Two Weeks with the Queen – a title which of itself does little to draw people in .... but do not be deceived, this is a very good piece, and an outstanding production. Don’t miss it! One part of me sat marvelling at the director’s art – a master-class in shaping the cast, lighting, sound, staging, story-telling, character into one overall vision. Another part sat fascinated by the multi-rolled performances. But most of me was drawn in to the story, beautifully told ... by parts poignant, moving, entertaining, thought-provoking. You may be able to tell – I thoroughly enjoyed my evening. Congratulations to all – what an ensemble!" JW


Director: Alan K Marshall

Set Design: Keith Harris

Cast

Colin Mudford: Wesley Rolston
Luke/Alistair: Alex Pendleton
Mum/Aunt Iris: Pat Dixon
Dad/Uncle Bob: Tony Daniels
Ted /Doctor 2/Captain/Spanish Tourist/Pompous Doctor: Luke Grant
Griff/Doctor 1/Businessman: Dewi Johnson
Flight Attendant/English Nurse/Woman at Check-in desk/Australian Nurse/Dr. Graham: Danielle Spittle
Matron/American Tourist/Woman serving in Cafeteria: Janet Cunningham
Angel/Policeman: Graham Comley
Angel/Guard: Richard Constable
Angels/Student Doctors/Pedestrians/Sightseers/Patients/Air Passengers/Travellers at Airport : Played by Members of the Cast

Production

Production Assistants: Jackie Blackwood, Carolyn Bourne & Tim Francis
Stage Manager: Alan Bull
Lighting Design: Jack Tustin
Sound Design: James Booth
Costume Design: Jennet Marshall
Assisted by: Stewart Snape, Rose Snape, Angela Daniels, Pat Dixon & Vera Dean
Properties : Madeleine Bigland & James Smith
Dialect Coach: Michael Barry
Lighting Operator: Zoe Carrico
Sound Operators: Adrian Hooper, David Griffiths & Judy O’Dowd
With special thanks to: Solihull Shopmobility for the loan of the wheelchairs

Approximate Running Time: 2hrs 10 minutes (includes Interval)

Tickets: £11 | £10 Concessions | Sunday Matinee only: £6.00


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