Coming soon to the West End stage is the uproarious comedy, “Backstairs Billy”. Set in the late 1970s, this play revolves around William ‘Billy’ Tallon, a devoted servant to Queen Elizabeth II and caregiver of her royal corgis. As Her Majesty hosts lavish receptions at Clarence House with an abundance of champagne, the rest of the country faces seismic changes under Margaret Thatcher’s leadership. This creates a captivating contrast between the opulent world of royalty and the hardships experienced by everyday citizens.
Through the eyes of Billy, we witness the clash between two distinct worlds, each with its own set of values, norms, and expectations. Despite the turmoil raging outside, Billy remains committed to his responsibilities and determined to ensure the smooth execution of the Queen’s events. However, as the story unfolds, it becomes evident that even those who appear devoted and invincible within the royal household are not immune to the winds of change sweeping across the nation.
Backstairs Billy is a delightful show that guarantees laughter, reflection, and pure entertainment. With a talented cast that includes Penelope Wilton and Luke Evans, this West End production is a must-see for both lovers of classic and contemporary theatre. Don’t miss out on this incredible theatrical event – book your tickets now to secure your royal appointment!