The Three Lions

A footballer, a prince and a prime minister walk into a hotel room…

This hilarious new comedy offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of diplomacy in action, revealing what really went on between David Cameron, David Beckham and Prince William in a Swiss hotel the night before England’s bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

In spite of missed planes, mistaken identities, misunderstandings and sartorial challenges, they are determined to bring the beautiful game home. But when things start to go disastrously and deliciously wrong, three heads may not be better than one!

Dugald Bruce-Lockhart plays David Cameron.  His theatre credits include Wonderland (Hampstead Theatre) and Henry V, The Winter’s Tale, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors (for Edward Hall’s all-male Shakespeare company, Propeller).

Tom Davey plays Prince William. His theatre work includes Waterbabies (Leicester Curve) and Love’s Labours Lost, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night (all for the Royal Shakespeare Company).

Séan Browne plays David Beckham.  His theatre work includes The Shape of Things (Arcola Theatre), The Great Gatsby (Kings Head) and This Is How It Goes (English Theatre of Hamburg).


By William Gaminara

Directed by Philip Wilson

Design by Colin Falconer

Lighting by Malcolm Rippeth

Directed by Philip Wilson

Sponsored by Space Air


Running times: Act 1 58 mins, Interval 20 mins, Act 2 52 mins

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“… masses of good jokes, this one’s a runner”


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**** "...masses of good jokes, this one's a runner"


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