The Lion and The Unicorn

The Lion and The Unicorn - A Radio Play Live On Stage

Thursday 3 October, 7:30pm - Theatre

All tickets £22.50

“Winston, this is our problem - I would pacify Hitler, you would provoke him.”

“Yes Neville, that is our problem. A wolf in a cage you may pacify. A wolf on the prowl you must shoot!”

Starring: BRIAN CAPRON (Coronation Street, Where The Heart Is) as Neville Chamberlain, TIM HUDSON (Churchill in the film 'De Gaulle', Father Brown) as Winston Churchill, CORRINNE WICKS (Doctors, Emmerdale) as Clementine Churchill, FRAZER HINES (Emmerdale Farm, Doctor Who) as Inches, the Churchills' butler

On the evening of 13th October 1939, six weeks after war has been declared on Hitler's Germany, Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain, opponents for years, meet together with their wives, Clementine and Anne, for a private dinner.

Prime Minister Chamberlain has seen all his efforts to negotiate peace with Hitler shattered. Churchill has been recalled to the cabinet after ten years, his dire warnings of the Nazi threat vindicated.

History tells us this was the only time the four ever met alone together socially. There is no official record as to what transpired during that unique evening…

“We are on the brink of the greatest tempest in history… and history often turns on one man’s decision.”

From the pen of Robin Hawdon (God and Stephen Hawking, A Night In Provence), this compelling new play is by turns epic and intimate, dramatic and moving, and never less than enthralling throughout. The play also has a striking relevance to the modern day and as it asks the question, how far should one go to pacify a threatening dictator?

Presented as a radio-play-live-on-stage - the setting is a radio studio, the actors ready as if for a radio broadcast, and the sound effects created live on stage, all combining to transport the audience to wartime London, as Crime And Comedy Theatre Company bring to life the first ever production of this fascinating new drama.

Reviews for our latest production of
“The Hound Of The Baskervilles”
starring Colin Baker (Doctor Who)
& Terry Molloy (The Archers) -

“5-stars! A phenomenal evening at the theatre, I can’t recommend this play enough!” - The Entertainment Views

"5 stars! Colin Baker & Terry Molloy have terrific stage presence & their interactions sparkle - one not to miss!" - Cult Box

“A master class in razor-sharp interplay”
- Henley Standard

“4-stars! An immensely entertaining evening”
- West End Best Friend

"4 stars! Holmes & Watson at their best!"
- Sadie Takes The Stage

"4 stars! A well-judged production in every sense"
- Be My Guest

Pre-show meals are available for this show.
Served in the Piano Bar from 5pm. Booking is highly recommended.
Call the Box Office on 01305 783225 to reserve your table.

Important Information

Please note: Although the auditorium is a seated venue, during certain shows there may be some audience members that wish to stand or dance during a performance and could be encouraged to do so by the show itself. Please consider this when booking your tickets. This is beyond the control of the venue management and refunds will not be issued.

Terms and conditions apply.


Thu 03 Oct
From £22.50


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