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Backstairs Billy
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See Penelope Wilton and Luke Evans star in this new regal comedy at the Duke of York Theatre. Book Backstairs Billy tickets on London Theatre today.

Discover the story behind one of the Royal Family’s most well-known and devoted servants — William Tallon. He served as the Queen Mother’s longtime Steward and Page of the Backstairs who worked in the Royal Household for over 50 years.

Loosely inspired by historical events, Backstairs Billy depicts the unusual friendship between Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (aka the Queen Mother) and her faithful, mischievous, fun-loving page William Tallon (better known as Backstairs Billy) amidst a particularly challenging time for the Royal Family and for the country at large.

During the viciously cold and stormy winter of 1979, unions across England went on strike. With labour disputes and political discord knocking at the door, the Queen Mother and Billy both will have to come to terms with the harsh realities beyond the luxurious world of Clarence House and the consequences that ensue.

Backstairs Billy marks playwright Marcelo Dos Santos's West End debut. Tony and Olivier award-winning director Michael Grandage will direct.

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Access Performances Captioned: 23rd November 7.30pm Audio Described: 29th November 7.30pm BSL: TBC

Run time

Approx 2h 15m (incl. interval)

Opening date

October 27th, 2023

Closing date

January 27th, 2024





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