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A right royal musical comedy comes to the Union Theatre with one Royal Wedding you won't want to miss ...!
H.R.HAITCH. at The Union Theatre

Image: The Union Theatre


Genre: Musical
Venue: The Union Theatre
Started: Wednesday 9 May 2018
Closed: Saturday 2 June 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 13+


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.


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.

This is one Royal Wedding you won't want to miss ...!

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Postal address:
229 Union Street
London SE1 0LR

Box office tel: 020 7261 9876

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Previews from:Wednesday 9 May 2018

Press night:Monday 14 May 2018

Closes:Saturday 2 June 2018

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Saturday - 2-30pm

Sunday - 2-30pm



£20; under 16 £15


Chelsea - Tori Allen-Martin

Bertie - Christian James

Princess Victoria - Emily Jane Kerr

Vera/Queen Mary - Andrea Miller

Brian/Prince Richard - Christopher Lyne

Vernon/Nathan - Prince Plockey

Various roles on film:

Rebecca Layoo

Matt Stubbs

Jenny Horsthuis

James Rastall

Steven Ticehurst

Nick Howard-Brown

Kieran Sims


Author: Maz Evans
Composer: Luke Bateman
Lyricist: Maz Evans
Director: Daniel Winder
Set designer: Justin Williams
Costume designer: Maddy Ross-Masson
Musical direction: Oli Rew
Choreography: Lily Howkins
Lighting: Ben Jacobs
Production: Shrapnel Theatre and Iris Theatre

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