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Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty at 90+

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Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty at 90+

The Free Sisters

139 Cowgate
Maggie's Chamber: AUG 20-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty at 90+

Affectionate musical comedy on the world's longest-serving monarch, now sadly bereft of her consort of 73 years. This is the story of a thoroughly modern, fully empowered female role model - she is a woman heading up a country, after all.

This powerful, colourful lady head-of-state reflects on

her long life and finally reveals her 'all' to her people, taking us on a riotous ride into hitherto unseen aspects of her story. You are regally commanded to join the singing, dancing Queen for tea, cake and more than you bargained for, with audience participation, SingalongaLiz & quiz. Don't miss the UK's answer to Mrs Maisel! Handbag – the older regal lady’s Fleabag!

“A solid, warm performance with delightfully silly moments” ***. The Reviews Hub

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A solid, warm performance with delightfully silly moments

October 12, 2020    The Reviews Hub

A solid, warm performance with delightfully silly moments

The Queen has hit an existential crisis. Now 90 plus she feels underappreciated by her spouse and the kids, and laments her aging years as well as the slow decline of her body; from a 10 A bra to a 40C in 70 short years. That’s not to mention her expanding knickers, Phillip calls them the passion killers. In this wistful monologue, with slides, the British monarch lets the audience into her secret thoughts as she tries to remain relevant to her subjects.

Written and performed by Carole Shaw, this interpretation of the Queen is eye-catchingly surreal. Shaw strolls on to the stage, toy corgis in hand, in a vintage dress and a superman t-shirt, adored in a grey hedge of a wig. It is certainly one way to make an entrance! Her performance would not look out of place in a live Vic and Bob: Big Night Out staging and could be included in a lineup with Uncle Peter talking about donkeys or Margarita Pracatan playing a 1970’s show tunes medley. It is a warm and affectionate portrait of Her Majesty, with an injection of bonkers.

Shaw sits behind a desk loaded with London memorabilia and regales us of stories, as Elizabeth II. Most notably is a funny incident where Her Maj gets into a spot of bother riding her motorbike sidesaddle down the Mall. There is also a nicely explored exercise routine done to a vocal workout, which has the room laughing along. It is also divulged that the Queen is much more of a socialist than the public would ever believe.

The show would benefit from more musical accompaniment, as there are at least 6 acapella sing-alongs, which felt like a couple too many. Perhaps if Liz were joined by Phillip that would allow for more comedic expansion and tension? The use of the slide show is also, on occasions, a distraction as it takes the gathering away from the gentle storytelling too much. However, having said all that it is an enjoyable production with some nice one-liners and satirical commentary as well as having a charming hostess.

Shaw is a confident performer who obviously enjoys connecting with an audience. Although the piece runs too long, and would benefit from some good editing, it is a solid, warm performance with delightfully silly moments that raise a hearty chuckle here and there. Click Here For Review