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Junkie Queen Elizabeth portrayed in new play
Oct 30, 2012, 12:02 GMT
Britain's Queen Elizabeth is seen overdosing on heroin and being bludgeoned to death in a new play.
The 86-year-old monarch is parodied in 'Long Live the Mad Parade' at the Ashcroft Theatre in Croydon, south London, but the image has angered some because of the 'insulting' image it portrays of the queen.
Tom Fellows, 45, from Croydon, said: 'The whole idea of the play is insulting. This is really a bit of a slap in the face for the very people who support the theatre.'
Rebecca Street added to the Daily Star newspaper: 'The play is a disgrace, it's just away to make money by laughing at the queen. I don't know anybody who would go and see this and I hope that it ends up being scrapped.'
However, author David Spicer has defended the play, saying the monarch comes off 'rather well'.
He said: 'If people are offended then I've got no problem with that. Maybe it's not such a bad thing. The queen comes off rather well. I've no problems with her.'
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