With Olivier, Critics Choice and South Bank Sky Arts Awards in the ermine-lined bag, plus sell-out runs at both the Almeida and Wyndhams Theatre in London’s West End, Mike Bartlett’s critically acclaimed play, King Charles lll comes to Milton Keynes Theatre from Oct. 12 - 17.
Even as we celebrate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ll’s unrivalled record set by her great-great-grandmother as the UK’s longest reigning monarch, so there is an alternative scenario; it’s the parallel universe theory. And in this parallel universe
the Queen is dead.
After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles is… still waiting. Before his coronation a problem arises that brings about a constitutional crisis and leaves the country on the brink of civil war. His power is formidable – but how should he use it? And in reality, does he really have the last say?
Directed by the Almeida Theatre’s artistic director Rupert Goold, and starring Robert Powell as the newly instated monarch, King Charles lll explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.
All the members of ‘The Firm’ are represented including William (Ben Righton), Camilla (Penelope Beaumont), Kate (Jennifer Bryden) and Harry (Richard Glaves). There could even be a shadowy appearance by the ‘People’s Princess’…
Whether you are a loyal monarchist or a staunch republican, King Charles lll is thrilling, funny and thought-provoking. ‘Theatre doesn’t get much better than this’ (The Times).
Book your tickets for this royally entertaining show now at Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office, Call 0844 871 7652 (bkg fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes (bkg fee).