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First Look at Robert Bathurst in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare

Charles. Camilla. William. Kate. Harry. One family holds the future of Great Britain in its hands. But what will it be? In King Charles III, the Queen is dead. The "King-in-waiting" finally ascends the throne. Defying centuries of tradition, Charles boldly attempts to reassert the crown's power, landing himself-and his country-in a royal mess. Celebrated British actor and Downton Abbey favorite Robert Bathurst takes on the title role in this provocative, insightful political drama directed by CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin. Much like Shakespeare's captivating history plays, here the men and women of the world's most famous royal family are revealed to be far more fascinating and complex than their tabloid depictions. After successful productions on London's West End and Broadway, the 2015 Olivier Award winner for Best New Play makes its highly anticipated Chicago premiere, now through January 15, 2017.

Photo by Liz Lauren.

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