H.R.Haitch in the Press!

IrisWebsiteIts H.R.Haitch fever as our right royal musical comedy prepares to take the Union Theatre stage by storm!

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Here’s a roundup of what the press had to say!


HR Haitch is a brand new piece from Luke Bateman and Maz Evans. It’s a fictional work, set in an east London pub under the threat of closure. When the proprietors realise a connection to the royal family, the owners of the Dog and Duck are thrust directly into the spotlight.”

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Musical Manda

An H.R.Haitch interview with Tori Allen-Martin –

“[Chelsea’s] a real 21st century heroine I think. A leading lady for millennials! She’s principled and passionate and she’s not afraid to speak her mind. She loves her family and she’s not afraid to be herself. She’s unapologetically real and I love that about her -“

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Theatre News

“…H.R.Haitch is a 21st century British satirical production about class, celebrity, patriotism, politics, race and a dash of social values. Set in an East London pub under the threat of closure, H.R.Haitch follows the family of the Dog & Duck as they are thrust into the limelight when their love-struck daughter Chelsea discovers a sudden unexpected connection to the Royal Family.”

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An H.R.Haitch with Tori Allen-Martin –

“I fell in love with Chelsea instantly and I was desperate to play her. Then I got the gig and heard the songs and I was beside myself! I really got lucky. It’s a brilliant piece and I’m so happy to be involved. It’s refreshing and fun and it’s complete escapism – like a laugh out loud, silly, sweet comedy – but it manages to be a true reflection of the times we live in too.’”

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Act Drop

Director Daniel Winder said…

“H.R.Haitch is a timely musical – we commissioned Luke and Maz in 2015 to write this show, never imagining that we’d so quickly see a royal marrying someone who didn’t fit the traditional rich, white, British mould.

While this most definitely isn’t a show about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, we’re delighted the Union has let us put the show on to coincide with their wedding.”

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Upper Circle

An H.R.Haitch with Tori Allen-Martin –

“We need more heroines like Chelsea because it’s 2018 and why shouldn’t she be a leading lady. We need diverse stories and we need diverse characters. H.R.Haitch ticks all the boxes, and it ticks boxes for people like me who so often feel we don’t tick a box. People will relate to Chelsea because she’s just someone trying to do the right thing – an ordinary person thrown into extraordinary circumstances. You’ll laugh with her and cry with her and that’s how I’m approaching this production, like any other human, playing any other human.”

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Sardines Magazine

“Director Daniel Winder comments, H.R.Haitch is a real culmination of all the new musical theatre development we do at Iris Theatre which often flies under the radar. We first introduced Luke and Maz to one another as part of the Workin Process scheme and ended up commissioning them to write the show after they won three awards at our competitions. To be able to bring that musical forward from the 2015 showcase to a full production is so exciting – especially now in the light of current affairs!

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Theatre Weekly

Following a highly successful concert version as part of Iris Theatre’s work in Process scheme, H.R.Haitch opens at the Union Theatre as a freshly re-imagined full-length production.

Featuring original music composed by Luke Bateman (Mr. Poppers Penguins) and lyrics written by children’s author and Carnegie Medal recipient Maz Evans, H.R.Haitch is a hilarious and charming new musical for princesses and paupers alike.”

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Broadway World

“Starring Tori Allen-Martin (Hair, UK Tour; Wretch, VAULT Festival; Muted, The Bunker)

It’s 2011 and feisty east ender Chelsea’s future is bright. She has a new man and there’s a new progressive Prime Minister to light the days ahead. The media can stick their obsession with the identity of Prince Albert – the secret royal who’s been in hiding for 20 years. However, Bertie has something big to tell Chelsea. He’s down on one knee, but it’s not a ring he has in store… it’s a crown. And Chelsea will soon discover that travelling from Barking to Buckingham Palace takes more than a topped-up Oyster Card…”

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Fairy Powered Productions

Daniel Winder comments –

“We’re thrilled to have Tori Allen-Martin back in the role of Chelsea,
alongside a team of young and veteran actors – including our prince-in-hiding Christian, who will make the perfect hapless royal.”

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