Dugald Bruce-Lockhart, Tom Davey and Séan Browne will reprise their roles as the Prime Minister, Prince William and David Beckham in William Gaminara’s critically acclaimed play The Three Lions when it comes to the St James Theatre in 2015.
Written by actor Gaminara, who appeared in the West End production of Twelve Angry Men earlier this year, The Three Lions will play from 24 March (press night 26 March) to 2 May at the Victoria venue.
The three-hander, which started life at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 when the trio first took on the roles, offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of diplomacy in action, imagining what actually went on between David Cameron, David Beckham and Prince William in a Swiss hotel room on the eve of England’s bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Last seen on the London stage in Wonderland at the Hampstead Theatre, Bruce-Lockhart plays Cameron. Royal Shakespeare Company regular Davey, who returns to the capital following previous performances in the RSC’s Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Novello Theatre, plays the role of the Duke of Cambridge, with Browne (The Shape Of Things, Arcola Theatre) completing the cast as Beckham.
The production is directed by Philip Wilson and follows the three well-known personalities as they make a determined effort to bring the beautiful game home. With missed planes, mistaken identities and misunderstandings the trio try to keep a grasp on their increasingly elusive goal and, as things continue to go disastrously and deliciously wrong, they discover that three heads may not be better than one.
Today’s announcement comes following casting news for another production at the St James Theatre. Blanche McIntyre’s production of Accolade, which will star Alexander Hanson and Abigail Cruttenden, will play as part of the One Stage Season at the Victoria venue from 12 November to 13 December.