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All for the love of Wallis!

PUBLISHED: 16:05 18 June 2008 | UPDATED: 17:26 16 August 2010

ROYAL CRISIS: Rufus Wright plays King Edward VIII and Patricia Routledge as Queen Mary. Photo by Tristram Kenton.

ROYAL CRISIS: Rufus Wright plays King Edward VIII and Patricia Routledge as Queen Mary. Photo by Tristram Kenton.

A LOVE story that sparked the first great crisis of the British monarchy in the 20th century is the subject of a royal drama opening at The Churchill next Monday.

A LOVE story that sparked the first great crisis of the British monarchy in the 20th century is the subject of a royal drama opening at The Churchill next Monday.

In 1936, when King Edward VIII declared his love for divorcee Wallis Simpson, he was unswayed by the prospect of public scandal and even abdication, insistent that he would marry the woman he loves.

Crown Matrimonial is a unique insight into the domestic life of the royal family when Edward stands by his heart and instigates a constitutional crisis.

Patricia Routledge stars as Queen Mary, whose volatile relationship with her son and heir is exacerbated by his choice of wife.

Known to millions throughout the world as Hyacinth in Keeping Up Appearances and as Hetty in Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, Routledge is one of Britain's most distinguished actresses.

Her recent stage performances include the 2007 UK Tour of Office Suite, The Best of Friends (UK Tour), The Solid Gold Cadillac, at the Garrick Theatre, White Orchids, by Jean Anouilh, at the Chichester Festival Theatre and The Importance of Being Earnest, at Chichester and in the West End.

David Grindley directs the new production of Royce Ryton's classic following his Tony Award-winning revival of Journey's End at the West End and Broadway.

Crown Matrimonial is set to tour the UK before transferring to the West End later this year.

It is at The Churchill, Bromley until Saturday, June 28 with performances at 7.45pm and 2.30pm matinees on Thursday and Saturday.

l Tickets are £23 to £32 and are available from Ticket Sales on 0870 060 6620 or online at www.churchilltheatre.co.uk (Booking fee).

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