Charlie Lavender, the orphaned urchin who once lived in Southwark is the hero and focal point of Southwark Playhouse's Christmas show.
With a determined aim to see Queen Victoria, "the Mother of England", Charlie, an apprentice dragger boy breaks into Buckingham Palace and discovers a plot
Hilarious and engaging this tale shows glimpses into the upstairs/downstairs worlds of Victorian society. With themes comparable to Dicken's "Our Mutual
Friend" this production is both funny and enchanting and would have done any Merchant & Ivory production proud.
With a very likable cast and a particularly fine portrayal of Queen Victoria from Amanda Boxer, Charlie Lavender shows both comic and serious themes
entwining the lives of various classes of yesteryear. Charlie Lavender excels in brilliance.
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