KING CHARLES III with Robert Powell Coming to Lyceum Next Month

Multi-award winning play King Charles III, starring Robert Powell, comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 1 - Saturday 6 February, exploring the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain's most famous family.

The Queen is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne with Camilla by his side. As William, Kate and Harry look on, Charles prepares for the future of power that lies before him...but how to rule?

Best known for his portrayal of Jesus in Jesus of Nazareth and Mark Williams in Holby City, Robert Powell plays Charles along with Penelope Beaumont as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Jennifer Bryden as Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Ben Righton as William, Duke of Cambridge, and Richard Glaves as Prince Harry with Dominic Jephcott, Lucy Phelps, Giles Taylor, Tim Treloar, Beatrice Walker and Paul Westwood.


Written by Mike Bartlett (Dr Foster, Bull) and directed by the Almeida Theatre's Artistic Director Rupert Goold, King Charles III won an array of awards in 2015, including Best Play at the Olivier Awards and the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and Best Theatre Production at the Southbank Sky Arts Awards.

King Charles III is at the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 1 - Saturday 6 February. Tickets can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres' Box Office* in-person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk and are priced from £14.00 - £29.00 (a transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office, excluding cash), and discounts are available.

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For further information, to arrange interviews or request press tickets please contact:

Lisa Hawkins, Communications Officers (Media) at Sheffield Theatres on 0114 201 3828 or email l.hawkins@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Notes to Editors

* Sheffield Theatres are moving to a new Box Office System this January. In order to make the changes the Box Office will be closed from 8.00pm on Saturday 23 January until Wednesday 27 January.

During this time no bookings or reservations for forthcoming shows will be possible.

The cast also includes Penelope Beaumont as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Jennifer Bryden as Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Ben Righton as William, Duke of Cambridge, Richard Glaves as Prince Harry, along with Dominic Jephcott, Lucy Phelps, Giles Taylor, Tim Treloar, Beatrice Walker and Paul Westwood.

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.

Mike Bartlett previously collaborated with Rupert Goold on Earthquakes in London and Decade. His other plays include Bull which had its world premiere at Sheffield Theatres in 2013 before opening in the West End in 2014. In 2013 he was nominated for a BAFTA for television series The Town and his television series Doctor Foster recently aired on BBC One to widespread popularity.

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold has most recently directed Medea, The Iliad, The Merchant of Venice (originally produced for the Royal Shakespeare Company), American Psycho: A new musical thriller and King Charles III for the Almeida Theatre. King Charles III transferred to the West End at the Wyndham's Theatre and won an Olivier Award for Best New Play, and can also currently be seen on Broadway. Elsewhere Goold's work includes Made in Dagenham in the West End. He has twice been the recipient of the Laurence Olivier, Critics' Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Best Director. His first feature film, True Story, which stars James Franco and Jonah Hill for Plan B and Fox Searchlight was released in the UK last year.



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