THE KING'S SPEECH Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow
Starring Jason Donovan as Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue in a powerful dramatic role, and supported by a fine acting company under the direction of The REP's Artistic Director Roxana Silbert, The King's Speech will open at Chichester Festival Theatre on Thursday 5th February 2015.
The play tells the iconic story of King George VI's relationship with his speech therapist, as the country stands on the brink of World War II. It enjoyed an acclaimed West End season in 2012.
1936: King Edward VIII has abdicated for the love of Wallis Simpson. Bertie, his brother, is crowned King George VI of England.
At an office in Harley Street in London, Bertie and his wife Elizabeth (the future much-loved Queen Mother) are meeting maverick speech therapist and failed actor, Lionel Logue.
Soon the eccentric therapist and the King begin their extraordinary journey to overcome the King's stammer as he prepares to address the nation, while Great Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War.
One of the most successful British films of all time, The King's Speech won 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director, as well as 7 BAFTAs, including Best Film.
You've seen the film, now live the drama.
The King's Speech will be co-produced by Chichester Festival Theatre with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and directed The REP's Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert. Silbert was previously an Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, former Artistic Director of Paines Plough and her directing credits include the RSC's production of Dunsinane (International Tour & Hampstead Theatre) and Iron (Royal Court Downstairs).
Further casting and on sale dates are to be announced.