Great news for theatre lovers, the Almeida Theatre’s highly acclaimed production of King Charles III is transferring to the Wyndham Theatre for a limited season…
Tim Pigott-Smith delivers an outstanding performance as King Charles III
The controversial play which delves underneath the crowns and explores the people wearing them, examines the unwritten rules of Britain’s democracy and the integrity of our Royal Family. Mike Bartlett’s bracingly provocative play has enjoyed an incredible run at the Almeida. The award-winning British playwright provides a vivid and thoroughly unique depiction of the English monarch, which imagines the role Prince Charles might try to play following the death of his mother.
A sell-out run
On May 31 King Charles III will conclude at the Almeida Theatre, where is has been playing to sell-out auditoriums and has received acclaim on an international scale. During its run at the Almeida, King Charles III has enjoyed great reviews, dubbed as a “stimulating comedy”, which is both “thought-provoking” and “wonderfully acted.” It has also been cited as the “best modern play about the monarchy since Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III.”
The English actor and author Tim Pigott-Smith will continue playing King Charles III. Pigott-Smith’s performance has been described as “excellent”, which shows the audience a “flawed, conscience-stricken idealist.” Joining Pigott-Smith is a talented cast that includes Adam James, Nyasha Hatendi, Richard Goulding, Tom Robertson, Margot Leicester, Nicholas Rowe, Lydia Wilson and Tafline Steen.
A fourth transfer from the Almeida to the West End within 12 months
During the last year there has been a string of transfers from the Almeida Theatre to the West End. Chimerica arrived at the Harold Pinter Theatre and bagged five Olivier Awards, Ghosts transferred to the Trafalgar Studios and won three Olivier, and the critically-acclaimed production of 1984 extended its run due to unprecedented demand and is currently playing at the Playhouse Theatre.
King Charles III will begin its limited run at the Wyndham’s Theatre on Tuesday September 2, 2014 with a press performance taking place on Thursday September 11.