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The Crown Dual: a new comedy at the Kings Head Theatre

The Crown DualHaving been cruelly overlooked for her dream role as Queen Elizabeth in blockbuster TV series The Crown, budding starlet Beth brings her own take on the epic story of the Royal Family to the stage instead… with her agent Stanley coerced into playing (almost) all the other roles – from Prince Philip to Princess Margaret, and all the commoners in between!

In the world premiere of The Crown Dual at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington, from 12 March to 6 April, two actors reimagine the story of how Elizabeth Windsor became Queen Elizabeth II (and recreate two resplendent Netflix series) in 70 minutes of frenetic hat-passing, period accents and corgi impressions.

The Crown Dual, a new comedy from the pen of parodic mastermind Daniel Clarkson, co-creator of Olivier Award-nominated hit shows Potted Potter and Potted Panto, is a perfect winter warmer for both fans of the show keenly waiting for the third series – and for those wondering what all the fuss is about!

Daniel Clarkson (writer)
According to Wikipedia, Daniel is a “British comedy actor, playwright and director with two Olivier nominations and a Blue Peter Badge”. Graduating from Bretton Hall, Daniel is probably best known for being one half of the comedy double act “Dan and Jeff”, renowned across the globe for their “Potted” stage shows as well as an 18-month residence in the CBBC office as their in-house presenters. With four shows now under his belt (Potted Potter, Potted Pirates, Potted Panto and the latest Potted Sherlock, which Daniel co-wrote with his brother Tom), he has received both audience and critical acclaim, having had sell-out seasons in both London’s West End and New York, and completed several successful international tours. Potted Potter was even translated into Spanish, which Daniel then directed in Mexico City. In 2015 Daniel joined the Edinburgh smash hit One Man Breaking Bad as director, also writing additional material. The show went on to have successful tours in the UK, Australia, North America and concluded with a sell-out run in India. Daniel later premiered his latest creation, King Kong (a comedy) at the Vaults in London, enjoying a successful 10-week run and nominated for 3 “Offies”, including Best Production. Daniel has had regular appearances on BBC, ITV and Channel 4 – writing, performing and directing his unique brand of condensed comedy, and was fortunate enough to spend six months in LA training and working with The Upright Citizens Brigade. He was also in the British soap opera Coronation Street a couple of times … (he didn’t know how to fit that in but his mum said “he really should”). @Daniel_Veronica (tweet him and help his ongoing quest to get more followers than Bieber!).

Directed by Owen Lewis, an Olivier Award nominee for Morecambe and Wise homage Eric and Little Ern. Cast to be announced.

There are 2 exclusive work in progress performances on 27 January and 24 February with all seats at £10.

LISTINGS
The Crown Dual
by Daniel Clarkson
Directed by Owen Lewis
Work in progress previews: 27 January & 24 February 2019

Main run: Tuesday 12 March – Saturday 6 April, 2019
PRESS NIGHT: Thursday 14 March at 7pm

KING’S HEAD THEATRE
115 Upper Street,
London, N1 1QN
http://www.kingsheadtheatre.com/

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