United Queendom

A brand new immersive show from award-winning theatre company Les Enfants Terribles and Historic Royal Palaces

A brand new immersive show from award-winning theatre company Les Enfants Terribles and Historic Royal Palaces

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, Kensington Palace is re-opening from 30 July. Read our visit information

When

Cancelled

19:00, 19:30, 20:00 (each time slot lasts approximately 90 minutes)

Where

Meet outside Queensway Underground Station (Central Line) 15 minutes before your time-slot. 


Ticketing information

Tickets sold out.

£35 - £49 (includes a complimentary drink)

Main show tickets (02 – 30 March) for 30 years and over are £45 on Sundays and Mondays and £49 on Fridays and Saturdays.

Concession tickets for 16-29 years are available for £35 on Mondays and Sundays and £39 on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the run.

Suitable 16+ years but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult (see FAQs).


Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Immersive theatre and political intrigue at Kensington Palace with Les Enfants Terribles

Unfortunately 'United Queendom' at Kensington Palace has been cancelled. 

Experience the premiere of a unique after-hours show at Kensington Palace, created with Olivier nominated theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles.

About United Queendom

An English mistress. A foreign queen. A difficult balance. Roles chosen by their King, but women who won’t be defined by them.

It’s 1734 and you’re invited to an exclusive party at Kensington Palace to celebrate King George II’s birthday. Underneath the seemingly joyful occasion is an undercurrent of tension between Queen Caroline and her husband’s mistress, Henrietta Howard, who is desperate to leave and start a new life.

Delving into the world of political intrigue, court games, high drama, scandalous gossip and smiling through gritted teeth, this immersive experience presents two separate journeys highlighting the stories of these brilliant women who might have otherwise been lost in the shadow of their king.

Two women. Two separate routes. Two stories. One night. Which story will you discover?

Henrietta, the Norfolk orphan who married a drunkard, lost everything and then ascended to be Lady of the Bedchamber - think you know what a mistress is? Think again.

Queen Caroline, the intellectual changing the face of court, defining what a woman can and should be, and ruling her husband with just the right amount of advice and leadership. But can the queen rise above the constraints of her time and class? 

With modern twists throughout, this limited theatrical run will explore how these women made their own mark on their world and ours.

United Queendom combines Les Enfants Terribles’ trademark storytelling with a remarkable true story in the historic setting of a Royal Palace.

When darkness falls, experience Kensington Palace as never before.

United Queendom Cast and Crew Biographies

Find out more about the cast and crew.
United Queendom Cast and Crew Biographies (PDF)

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Download FAQs

Important information

The show will last approximately 90 minutes with no interval and includes a drink. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Meeting place

Outside Queensway Underground Station (Central Line) 15 minutes before your time-slot. 

Previews

Date: 28 February - 01 March 2020
Time: 19:00, 19:30 or 20:00

Shows

Date: 02, 06 - 09, 13 - 16, 20 - 23, 27 - 30 March 2020 (Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Mondays in March 2020).
Time: 19:00, 19:30 or 20:00

Queen Anne and her husband's mistress Henrietta Howard roam Kensington Palace. What secrets do these powerful women hold?
Queen Anne and her husband's mistress Henrietta Howard roam Kensington Palace. What secrets do these powerful women hold?
Queen Anne and her husband's mistress Henrietta Howard roam Kensington Palace. What secrets do these powerful women hold?
Queen Anne and her husband's mistress Henrietta Howard roam Kensington Palace. What secrets do these powerful women hold?