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Experience royal history with a comedic twist in Backstairs Billy! A riveting play featuring a star-studded cast at Duke of York's Theatre. Get your Backstairs Billy play tickets today!

why watch backstairs billy

Don't miss your chance to witness the enthralling Backstairs Billy play, a masterpiece weaving royal history, comedy and drama. Directed by the lauded Michael Grandage, the play features captivating performances by Penelope Wilton, known for her roles in 'Downton Abbey', and Luke Evans, renowned for his work in 'Beauty and The Beast'.

While it's yet to be adorned with awards, the unique narrative of Backstairs Billy and its high-calibre performances make it a significant production in the theatre realm. Experience this exceptional show at the historic Duke of York's Theatre for a memorable dive into Britain's history. Book your Backstairs Billy play tickets today!

The Story

Backstairs Billy offers an intriguing dive into a pivotal moment in British history, blending humour with historical drama. The play follows the unique friendship between the Queen Mother and her loyal butler, Billy Tallon, within the lavish confines of Clarence House. Meanwhile, outside these royal walls, Britain is on the brink of social chaos. How will these contrasting worlds collide? Presented at the prestigious Duke of York's Theatre, Backstairs Billy is a must-watch production for all theatre enthusiasts. Don't miss out on this captivating narrative, book your tickets for Backstairs Billy play now!

Great For

Drama Lovers | Comedy Fans | History Buffs

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These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Show Details

Genre: Play

Duration: To be confirmed

Audience: Suitable for 14+

Opening Date: 27 October 2023

Closing Date: 27 January 2024

Theatre Name: Duke of York's Theatre

Theatre Capacity: 650

Duke of York's Theatre Seating Plan >

Theatre Facilities: Toilets, Bar, Kiosks

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles

Penelope Wilton as Queen Mother

Luke Evans as Billy


Michael Grandage


Marcelo Dos Santos

Additional Tips

  • Keep in mind, most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

  • Captioned: 23 November at 7:30 PM

  • Audio Described: 29 November at 7:30 PM

  • You will receive an email with your Backstairs Billy voucher. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID.
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