Bring a hankie... the Queen's back for a ding-dong with Maggie

The first thing that happened at the press night of the revival of this satirical comedy about the Queen and Margaret Thatcher's 11 years of

audiences at Buckingham Palace began with a painfully awkward apology.

Indhu Rubasingham, the artistic director of the Kiln, said nervously that she and her colleagues had given

deep thought" to whether or not to put on Moira Buffini's play. She was afraid of being hanged, drawn,

and quartered if it looked like she was laughing at our late monarch.

She said that the show was planned a year before it opened so that it would be ready for the Platinum Jubilee.

They had no idea what was going to happen. This satirical comedy's press night, which took place in the middle of our national mourning,

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