Adapted by Mary Morris from the novel by Morris Gleitzman.
“You want me to help you break into Buckingham Palace?!”
“Someone has to give me a leg up.”
Colin Mudford is in London.
He doesn’t want to see Madame Tussauds.
He doesn’t want to see Big Ben or the Zoo.
He doesn’t even want to see the biggest do-it-yourself hardware centre in Greater London.
Colin Mudford wants to see the Queen.
It’s about his brother Luke, who has cancer.
Armed only with his Swiss army knife and a pocket full of Freddo Frogs, Colin Mudford aged twelve, is about to attempt the heist of a century. It’s gonna be great. And everyone knows corgis don’t bite. Do they?
Based on Morris Gleitzman’s best selling children’s novel, Two Weeks with the Queen will have audiences in stitches and in tears by turns as Colin Mudford takes on the world with gusto. Along the way Colin is aided and abetted by some unlikely accomplices – cousin Alistair (who’d like to help, but stress brings on his dandruff) and Ted, a chocolate-frog wielding Welshman whose partner Griff, like Colin’s younger brother, is terminally ill.
“Two Weeks was the highlight of my week. It showed that theatre does not have to be risky or shocking to be relevant, but with heart and humanity, the simplest of stories can reach the deepest.” – www.actorama.com
“uplifting and positive” – aussietheatre.com.au
Cheyney Caddy: Director
Daniel Harvey: Set and Costume Design
Malcolm McKay: Lighting Design