The Fruity Prince

Theatre (character comedy, lgbtq+)

  • Paradise in The Vault - The Vault
  • 23:05
  • Aug 27
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: The Pesky Players
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of a sexual nature, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


The Virgin Queen? I don't think so! Lizzy I has got a son and he might just be a little bit fruity. Henry IX has been lost in the mists of hetero history for too long. Finally, he's here to claim what is rightfully his (only took him 500 years!). Join us for a sizzling Tudor romp through seduction and scandal. Find out just how much Queen Liz and Kat Slater have in common. And dust off your best ruff – methinks a royal is in the air. But don't tell Shakespeare. He's on the prowl... again.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: The audience enter the venue from Merchant Street, with the box office located on street level. 3 steps or a lift provide access to the upper foyer, with snack bar and toilets on this level. The space is located immediately off the upper foyer, with one row of seats on the same level. A shallow rake provides additional seating.
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
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  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Samuel Brooks 32 days ago

A delightfully funny and fruity comedy! Performed by four incredibly talented and funny performers - long live Henry IX!

Cristina 35 days ago

This was absolutely brilliant and a great venue for the show. The performers were hilarious and have really put their hearts into this show. All four of them are incredibly talented and bring something special and unique to the show. Hope to see this again one day!

Tisie 36 days ago

A small, intimate venue, but the vault suits the play perfecty. Fun, balmy, witty and cleverly written. It's obvious the cast enjoy performing, and they work well together.

Francesca Guardavaccaro 42 days ago

It's witty, it's funny, much more contemporary than you'd think! Book your ticket and you won't be disappointed!

Clive 42 days ago

Very good. Just the sort of show one comes to the fringe for.

David P 44 days ago

Five stars! This show is an absolute riot - brilliantly, laugh out loud funny, and completely bonkers - it re-sparked my absolute love for the Fringe. Some of the jokes I’m still laughing about 24hrs later - definitely worth staying up for!

FC 44 days ago

A fabulous show. Original writing with an entertaining and clever script. Great acting and comic timing by the very talented cast. And in a perfect, intimate venue for a late night show. I can highly recommend this show. Well done to the writer and performers.

Dominic Doutney 45 days ago

Absolutely hilarious show. The script is extremely witty (with lots of funny historical references) and all four actors are utterly sublime. Highly recommend!

Sarah 45 days ago

Loved the quirky characters and especially enjoyed the scene in the Codpiece Club! Worth staying out late for … go see!

Leo Avalon 46 days ago

Queer and wonderful. Polished and aesthetically pleasing in a perfect venue for the show, this cohesive troupe of four have perfect comedic timing. I laughed out loud throughout the show. Highly recommended.

Albert Lin 46 days ago

5 stars! A delightfully queer experience that Big Willy would have appreciated. If you are looking for a Shakespeare comedy with modern sensibilities, this is the show for you! :)

Duke Amir Offen 51 days ago

Brilliant from start to finish. The cast were terrific, the script divine, and the pop culture references were all just *chef's kiss*. A really fun hour.

Colleen DeGennaro 52 days ago

What a perfect way to end an evening at the Fringe! We were rolling with laughter. Go see this incredible cast make the most hilarious story out of history’s forgotten.

Emma 56 days ago

Absolute work of genius

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Brig Newspaper (3/5 stars) 38 days ago

gloriously silly fun

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WestEndBestFriend (4/5 stars) 51 days ago

Sexy, saucy and seriously funny!

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