Channel 4 promoted the upcoming TV musical based on the life of the Duke of York with a mobile billboard outside a branch of a pizza chain that Andrew mentioned in the Newsnight interview. mine.
he carried the tagline “If you missed it, you better have a decent alibi” – a reference to his disastrous interview with Emily Maitlis – appearing outside Pizza Express in Woking, Surrey, on Thursday morning.
Prince Andrew: The Musical, starring Kieran Hodgson, features a cast of comics and drag queens and has been described as a “satire play” set into seven original musicals.
The Queen’s second son resigned in November 2019 amid a BBC interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died in August of that year.
The duke denies claims he had a sexual relationship with Virginia Giuffre, who says she was trafficked by Epstein on three separate occasions, including when she was 17 – still a minor under US law .
Ms Giuffre said an alleged encounter began with the duke sweating profusely as they danced at the Tramp nightclub in London.
But Andrew told Maitlis he had a medical condition at the time, which meant he wasn’t sweating and he didn’t remember ever seeing Ms Giuffre.
He also claims he spent the day taking one of his daughters to Pizza Express in Woking for a party.
Andrew later settled his US sexual assault case outside of court, although the settlement was not an admission of guilt from the duke and he has always steadfastly denied the charges against him. .
In the hour-long TV musical, Maitlis will be played by actress and comedian Emma Sidi, best known for Starstruck and Stath Lets Flats.
Munya Chawawa, Harry Enfield and Joe Wilkinson also feature.
– Prince Andrew: The Musical premieres Thursday night at 9pm on Channel 4 and will then be available to stream on All 4.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/channel-4-promotes-andrew-musical-with-billboard-outside-woking-pizza-express-42250513.html Channel 4 promotes the musical Andrew with a billboard outside Woking Pizza Express