Classic children’s comedy The Queen’s Knickers at Oxford

Delightful family show The Queen’s Knickers, based on Nicholas Allan’s best-selling book, comes to Oxford Playhouse on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 August.


Dilys, the Queen’s maid, is the royal custodian of her Majesty’s ‘intimate apparel’, otherwise known as the Queen’s knickers. She guards HRH’s smalls as if they were the crown jewels. She would be mortified if anyone got a glimpse of them. But one day the knickers go missing, causing a national state of emergency and a diplomatic incident of catastrophic proportions.

A celebration of the garments we all wear, but never show, this children’s favourite is inventively told by two elastic actors. It’s all about knickers but it definitely won’t be pants!

Following successful runs at Theatre Royal Bath and The Southbank Centre in London, The Queen’s Knickers was written by Nicholas Allan, the author and illustrator of over thirty children’s books. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into twenty languages worldwide.

The Queen’s Knickers is at Oxford Playhouse on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 August (Performance times: 11am and 2pm)

Box Office: 01865 305305 or online:


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Performance dates: Friday 23 and Saturday 24 August

Performance times: 11am and 2pm

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