“McAuliffe proves herself a more than promising playwright. There’s a touch of Alan Bennett in the spry wit… A longer life for the play looks a must…” 4 stars —Telegraph
“Finely observed… strong and polished” —The Stage
“Deeply moving and surprising” —What’s On Stage
“Interesting and quirky” —Independent
A Royal encounter. An enduring love. A bungalow in Penge. For 60 years Helena has been Queen of Maurice’s heart. But his Great Love is another Queen. The Queen Helena says he’s never met. Maurice’s Jubilee, a new play by award winning actress and writer Nichola McAuliffe, is a funny and poignant exploration of one man’s enduring commitment to a dream. And an eternal love triangle fallen on hard times…
Nichola McAuliffe is an award-winning actress most recently seen as Wallis Simpson in Unititled, Katisha in the Mikado, Miss Sheperd in The Lady in the Van and as Madame Aldonza in Stephen Frears’ film Cheri. On television she is best known as Sheila Sabatini in Surgical Spirit. Her novels include The Crime Tsar and Atilla, Loolagax and the Eagle (Bloomsbury) and A Fanny Full of Soap (Oberon Books). Her plays include National Hero, My Brother’s Keeper and The Incomparable Witness.