The Three Lions
St James Theatre
Reviewed on Thursday 26th March 2015
David Cameron, Prince William and David Beckham find themselves together in a hotel as they plan Britain's bid for the 2018 football World Cup. A satire about what might have gone on behind closed doors in December 2010, William Gaminara's play is good fun whilst making the occasional political point.
The comedy doesn't always flow as some jokes feel forced and shoehorned into the script. The tone is silly and light-hearted, but thankfully the cast have fun with their roles. Dugald Bruce-Lockhart is almost the spitting image of David Beckham, Tom Davey's David Cameron clearly has a screw loose and Séan Browne's Prince William has been blessed with far too much hair.
Although these three public figures couldn’t be more different, they all believe they are at the top of their game. They want to keep each other sweet, although it doesn't take long for stress levels to rise and for fingers to be pointed… plus there is an amusing clothing disaster.
There are moments of glory but overall the piece isn't consistent and is starting to become slightly dated (it premiered in Edinburgh two years ago). However, the concept is interesting and the performances entertain.
The Three Lions runs at the St James Theatre until Saturday 2nd May 2015.
Please visit www.stjamestheatre.co.uk for further information and tickets.
Photo Credit: Geraint Lewis