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Charlie Lavender: A Bankside Boy

Farouk Campbell

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
against her.

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.

Southwark Playhouse website

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