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King Charles III UK tour announces 2016 dates

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

The producers of Mike Bartlett’s multi award-winning contemporary play, King Charles III are delighted to announce today that the current UK tour has been extended into spring 2016.

Robert Powell will continue in his role as Charles. Tickets are now on sale.

New venues set to receive this award-winning production from January 2016 are Leicester Curve Theatre, Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, Brighton Theatre Royal, Oxford Playhouse, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Manchester Opera House and Norwich Theatre Royal.

King Charles III recently opened at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre to great acclaim from the New York critics and enjoyed huge success in London last year with critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End.

Rupert Goold’s production won an array of awards in 2015, including Best Play at the Olivier Awards and the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and Best Theatre Production at the Southbank Sky Arts Awards.

Continuing on stage with Robert will be Penelope Beaumont as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Jennifer Bryden as Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Ben Righton as William, Duke of Cambridge, and Richard Glaves as Prince Harry. Dominic Jephcott, Lucy Phelps, Giles Taylor, Tim Treloar, Beatrice Walker and Paul Westwood will also remain in their roles.

Robert Powell will also lead the cast when King Charles III opens in Sydney on 31 March 2016 at the Roslyn Packer Theatre as part of the Sydney Theatre Company’s 2016 season.

Directed by the Almeida Theatre’s artistic director Rupert Goold with Whitney Mosery, King Charles III is designed by Tom Scutt, with music composed by Jocelyn Pook, lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti.

Mike Bartlett's play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain's most famous family.

His TV series Doctor Foster has recently broadcast on BBC One to widespread acclaim.

The King Charles III UK tour is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Stuart Thompson Productions, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Charles Diamond and the Almeida Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and by arrangement with Lee Dean.

King Charles III was first produced by the Almeida Theatre and subsequently co-produced at the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions and Stuart Thompson Productions in association with Lee Dean & Charles Diamond and Tulchin Bartner Productions.

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