Katie Brayben, Oliver Chris, Richard Goulding & More to Star in KING CHARLES III at Almeida Theatre

Katie Brayben, Oliver Chris, Richard Goulding & More to Star in KING CHARLES III at Almeida Theatre

Casting is announced for the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's King Charles III directed by Almeida Theatre Artistic Director Rupert Goold. Public booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 25 February.

The cast will include Katie Brayben, Oliver Chris, Richard Goulding, Nyasha Hatendi, Adam James, Margot Leicester, Tim Pigott-Smith, Tom Robertson, Nicholas Rowe, Nick Sampson, Tafline Steen and Lydia Wilson.

King Charles III will be designed by Tom Scutt, composed by Jocelyn Pook, with lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti.

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.

Mike Bartlett previously collaborated with Rupert Goold on Earthquakes in London and Decade. His other plays include Artefacts (for which he won the Old Vic New Voices Award), Cock (which was awarded an Olivier Award in 2010 for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre at the Royal Court), Love, Love, Love (which won Best New Play at the 2011 Theatre Awards UK), Bull, Chariots of Fire, Contractions, My Child, Medea and 13. His plays for radio include Not Talking (for which he won the Writer's Guild Tinniswood and Imison prizes), The Core, Heart, Liam, The Steps, Love Contract and The Family Man. In 2013 he was nominated for a BAFTA for television series The Town. Previously he was Pearson Playwright in Residence at the Royal Court and Writer-In-Residence at the National Theatre. He is currently Associate Playwright at Paines Plough. As a director his credits include Medea (Headlong/ UK Tour) and Honest (Royal & Derngate).

Priority booking is now open for King Charles III. Public booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 25 February. See almeida.co.uk for further information.

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