Past Productions

The Queen and I by Sue Townsend was presented in repertoire with Road by Jim Cartwright. Out of Joint’s inaugural production paired a revival of Jim Cartwright’s mid-80s classic, with Sue Townsend’s adaptation of her own hilarious novel in which the Royal Family are sent to live on a Leicester council estate.


‘A right royal romp…the audience cheered to the echo. Wonderous’
-The Daily Mail

‘The Queen and I is a dark joke, a barbed dream of republicanism in which Mrs Elizabeth Windsor and family learn to live in the modern hell of a council estate. It is funny, touching and shrewd’
-Financial Times

‘The Queen and I is wildly runny and Toby Salaman’s wicked impersonation of Prince Charles alone is worth the seat price. With pointed songs by Mickey Gallagher and Ian Dury The Queen and I will become a huge and well-deserved hit.’

‘These are twin conscience-stricken, state-of-the-nation plays that get [this] new company off to a buoyant start’


Cast: Amelia Bullmore, Pam Ferris, Gillian Hanna, Carole Hayman, David Howey, Doon Mackichan, Paul J. Medford, Pearce Quigley, Toby Salaman.

Director: Max Stafford-Clark

Designer: Fotini Dimou

Lighting Design: Rick Fisher

Sound Design: John A. Leonard

Music: Mickey Gallagher

Musical Direction: James Compton


The Queen and I / Road were first performed in repertory on 9 June 1994 at the Royal Court Theatre.

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