Following critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End, Mike Bartlett’s multi-award-winning King Charles III will be at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh (16-21 November) as part of a major UK tour. Robert Powell will take on the role of King Charles.

The Queen is dead: after a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule?

‘Attendance is pretty much compulsory. This is quite the best thing that the playwright Mike Bartlett has done, and for that matter the pioneering director Rupert Goold
★★★★★The Telegraph

‘Theatre doesn’t get much better than this.’ ★★★★★The Times

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.

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.

The King Charles III 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 will also open on Broadway this October at the Music Box Theatre. Tim Pigott-Smith will reprise the role of Charles as performed at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End, alongside Oliver Chris, Richard Goulding, Adam James, Margot Leicester, Miles Richardson, Tom Robertson, Sally Scott, Tafline Steen and Lydia Wilson.

The production was first produced by the Almeida Theatre and was subsequently co-produced at the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End of London by Sonia Friedman Productions and Stuart Thompson Productions in association with Lee Dean and Charles Diamond and Tulchin Bartner Productions. This year King Charles III has been awarded the Olivier Award, Critics Choice and South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best New Play.

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