Jubilee celebration for Opera House

Published: 13 January 2013
Reporter: David Upton

Julian Glover and Nichola McAuliffe in Maurice's Jubilee

Following a sell out run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, Maurice’s Jubilee launches its national tour at the Opera House Manchester from January 24-26.

The play stars double Olivier Award winner Julian Glover alongside Sheila Reid and Olivier Award winner Nichola McAuliffe in her self-penned new comedy.

Maurice is determined to reach his 90th birthday, which is the day before the diamond jubilee. The Queen, having made him a promise 60 years before, is coming to tea. His wife is convinced he’s never met the Queen. His nurse thinks it’s time he did.