Shropshire Drama Company on Coronation Tour
09 Mar 2023

Tickets are now on sale for Shropshire Drama Company's self-penned production celebrating the King's forthcoming coronation, which stops in at Montford Parish Hall on Friday, April 21st.

The Shropshire Drama Company will perform a new comedy in Montford this April 21 as part of a short tour to celebrate the King's coronation.

Performed by four actors and a musician and delivered through a combination of rhyming verse, songs, readings and poetry, 42 Crowns is a wry and quirky observation of the activities of our kings and queens during the reign of various regal houses; such as the Plantagenets, Tudors, Stuarts and Windsors; since 1066 and up to the incumbent monarch Charles III - 42 in total.

Originally performed over two sold-out nights in Shrewsbury last summer as 41 Crowns, Michele Rowland-Jones has rewritten the script following Queen Elizabeth’s passing last September.

She said: “Last summer’s two performances were a fun way to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee but the script has now been respectfully amended. It includes some additional music and poetry and is intended to commemorate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as marking the coronation of King Charles III.

"With this in mind we decided to take the production on a short tour. Although serious in parts, 42 Crowns is essentially an alternative, light-hearted take on the monarchy throughout the ages, which we hope once again will bring smiles to the faces of our audience.”

  • SDC presents 42 Crowns at  Montford Parish Hall on April 21 from 7.30pm. Tickets £5, available on the door or in advance HERE 

About Shropshire Drama Company (SDC)

SDC is an amateur company that aspires to provide audiences with high quality performances covering a wide genre of plays. Apart from acting, members of SDC also have the chance to develop various aspects of behind-the-scenes skills, essential ingredients in the making of a play.

Over the past years SDC has staged the following: Henry IV (Part One) in Haughmond Abbey as part of the Battle of Shrewsbury 600th Anniversary Commemorative Festival, The Lion In Winter at the Edge Arts Centre, King Lear, All’s Well That Ends Well, King Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Taming Of The Shrew at the biennial Much Wenlock Festival, Inherit the Wind in St. Chad’s Church as part of Shrewsbury’s Darwin Festival, A View From The Bridge at Concord College and Ellesmere Arts Centre, All’s Well That Ends Well as part of The RSC’s Complete Works Festival (2006) and She Stoops to Conquer, Hay Fever, Creditors, An Inspector Calls, The Accrington Pals, As You Like It, All My Sons, Bedroom Farce, Henry V, Flare Path, Round And The Garden, Bouncers and Art at Theatre Severn.

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