The Almeida's KING CHARLES III, Starring Tim Pigott-Smith, to Transfer to Wyndham's Theatre from Sept 2
The Almeida Theatre's acclaimed production of King Charles III will transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre for a limited season previewing from Tuesday 2 September with a press performance on Thursday 11 September. 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.
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
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DA
2 September - 29 November 2014
Tickets will go on sale exclusively through the Almeida Box Office on 28 May and on general sale on 6 June
Box Office: Delfont Mackintosh Theatres 0844 482 5120 or Almeida Theatre 020 7359 4404
Performance Times: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinee 2.30pm
Opening Night: 11 September, 7pm
Ticket prices: £10 - £57.50. Premium seats available
Group Bookings: 10+ £39.50 best available Mon - Thu performances
School Bookings: 10+ £22.50 best available, Tue - Thu performances. One free teacher with every 10 pupil paid
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, 13 and most recently An Intervention. 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).
Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold most recently directed King Charles III and American Psycho. Goold was Artistic Director of Headlong from 2005 until 2013 where his work included The Effect, ENRON, Earthquakes in London and Decade. His other theatre credits include The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the Almeida, Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway, The Merchant of Venice at the RSC and No Man's Land at The Gate and in the West End. He was Associate Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2009 to 2012 and was Artistic Director of Northampton Theatres from 2002 to 2005. He has twice been the recipient of the Laurence Olivier, Critics' Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Best Director. For television he has directed Macbeth and Richard II for the BBC and Neal Street Productions, the latter of which was nominated for a BAFTA. His first feature film True Story starring James Franco and Jonah Hill for Plan B and Fox Searchlight in New York will be released later this year.