Get your knickers in a twist with this classic comedy for wise young children.

What would you do if you lost the Queen's pants?

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 classic is inventively told by two elastic actors.

This sell-out show returns to Southbank Centre with a new, updated production.

Please note the performance on Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 12:00pm is accompanied by sign-language interpretations by Jacqui Beckford.
A Relaxed Performance takes place on Thursday 15 August 2013 at 12:00pm.This is aimed at people who might enjoy a more informal atmosphere, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication disorders or a learning disability.

Become a knickers designer!

Click here to download your 'The Queen's Knickers' bunting activity pack.
Print out pages 2 and 3 as many times as you like and create a whole new wardrobe of undergarments for Her Royal Highness.

'This hilarious, witty and down-right silly show will keep you chortling up to the last minute. And you'll never look at a pair of humble knickers in the same way again.' (Time Out August 2013)

'How refreshing to see an enjoyable piece about knickers, of all things, which is never lavatorial or grubby - just triumphantly silly.' (The Stage)

For ages 4+. Duration approximately 50 minutes.

Adapted from Nicholas Allan's book by Oliver Birch and John Biddle

Director - Lee Lyford
Designer - Zoe Squire
Cast - Luanna Priestman and Keddy Sutton

Please note the performance on Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 12 noon is sign interpreted by Jacqui Beckford.

The Queen's Knickers by Nicholas Allan (Copyright, 1994) Performed by permission of Nicholas Allan.