King Charles III to Make West End Transfer
Date Posted: 19/08/14
A cast of esteemed actors will come together to perform King Charles III for London audiences once again this autumn, although this time they will be at a West End venue.
In April and May this year, the production entertained audiences at the Almeida Theatre in the capital, but now it is set to return at Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End for a limited run.
The original cast, including Tim Pigott-Smith in his role as Charles and Oliver Chris, who will play William, will return to the stage and have started rehearsals this week.
Also returning to the line-up are Nyasha Hatendi, Adam James, Richard Goulding, Katie Brayben, Margot Leicester, Miles Richardson, Tom Robertson, Lydia Wilson, Nicholas Rowe and Tafline Steen.
Previews of the show will begin on Tuesday September 2nd and the curtain will come down on the production on Saturday November 29th, giving audiences a few months to catch this highly entertaining play.
Mike Bartlett’s story focuses on Prince Charles and the decisions he faces about how to rule the country following the Queen’s death.
It received excellent reviews from critics during its initial run at the Almeida Theatre and, with the same cast coming together for this latest run, looks set to be one of the hot tickets on the West End.
Almeida’s artistic director Rupert Goold will also be directing King Charles III, as he did first time around, so it looks set to repeat its previous success.
Writing for the Telegraph earlier this year, Charles Spencer said: “Goold’s production is blessed with wit, clarity and moments of deeper feeling, and the cast is outstanding.”
He also commented: “There is barely a moment when the fizz goes out of the writing and the narrative keeps springing surprises.”
King Charles III should therefore be on the radar of anyone planning a theatre break in London later this year - with such fantastic reviews, its limited run could even be the perfect excuse to organise a weekend away in the capital.
Posted by Vikki Stathers
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