Tim Pigott-Smith will once again play Charles. The cast also includes Richard Goulding,Nyasha Hatendi, Adam James, Margot Leicester, Tom Robertson, Nicholas Rowe, Tafline Steen and Lydia Wilson. Further casting is to be announced.
The Queen is dead: after a lifetime of waiting, the prince ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule?
Mike Bartlett's controversial play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain's most famous family. The production is playing to sell-out crowds at the Almeida Theatre until 31 May, and has received international critical acclaim.
Directed by the Almeida Theatre’s artistic director Rupert Goold, King Charles III is designed by Tom Scutt, composed by Jocelyn Pook, with lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti.
King Charles III will be the fourth production to transfer from the Almeida Theatre to the West End with co-producer Sonia Friedman Productions, within the last year. Chimerica played to sell-out audiences at the Harold Pinter Theatre and won five Olivier Awards including Best New Play, Richard Eyre’s Ghosts played at the Trafalgar Studios from last December winning three Olivier Awards including Best Revival and Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s critically acclaimed production of 1984, currently playing at the Playhouse Theatre, has just extended its run by five weeks until 23 August due to unprecedented demand.
King Charles III is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Stuart Thompson Productions and the Almeida Theatre.
Tickets for King Charles III at the Wyndham’s Theatre will go on sale exclusively through the Almeida box office on 28 May and on general sale on 6 June