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Royal Flush

Co-written with Rebeca Cobos

Genre: Musical drama for teens


Eating disorders and Self-esteem

Target Audience



Royal Flush is a modern-day retelling of The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare with an introduction based on The Beautiful Scullery Maid by Miguel de Cervantes, both of whom died exactly 400 years ago when the play premiered.

Set in a recording studio, Royal Flush tells the story of two very different sisters, Kate and Bianca, whose father decides that Bianca can’t record her music until Kate has successfully launched her own album. Kate reluctantly agrees to work with the arrogant and bossy Petruchio so that her sister can achieve her ambition.

The play included live music, singing and dance.


65 performances

10 cities

31,000 tickets sold


Global Premiere - Teatro Auditorio de Cuenca, Cuenca, Spain, 2016

Spanish tour - two month tour, including a two week run at Canal Theatre, Madrid

“Despite these serious themes, the tone of the play is delightful, peppered with comic moments, and accompanied by music played by the multi-talented performers themselves.”
Review from El Progreso (Spanish newspaper)

Spanish Theatres:

Teatros Canal Madrid Theatre logo
Teatro de las Esquinas Zaragoza Theatre logo
Teatro Auditorio Municipal Adolfo Marsillach
Teatro Olympia Valencia logo
Royal Flush - Shakespeare vs Cervantes - musical theatre
Palacio Festivales Cantabria logo
Concello de Lugo logo
Teatro Auditorio de Cuenca
Teatre Auditori Sant Cugat logo
La Laboral Gijon logo
Royal Flush theatre play
Royal Flush theatre play

Photos by Felicity Millward

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