Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III UK Tour Announces Extension, Thru Spring 2016
The producers of Mike Bartlett's multi award-winning contemporary play, King Charles III are delighted to announce today that the current UK tour has been extended into spring 2016.
Robert Powell will continue in his role as Charles. Tickets are now on sale.
New venues set to receive this award-winning production from January 2016 are Leicester Curve Theatre, Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, Brighton Theatre Royal, Oxford Playhouse, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Manchester Opera House andNorwich Theatre Royal.
King Charles III recently opened at Broadway's Music Box Theatre to great acclaim from the New York critics and enjoyed huge success in London last year with critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End.
Rupert Goold's production 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.
Continuing on stage with Robert will be 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. Dominic Jephcott, Lucy Phelps, Giles Taylor, Tim Treloar, Beatrice Walker and Paul Westwood will also remain in their roles.
Robert Powell will also lead the cast when King Charles III opens in Sydney on 31 March 2016 at the Roslyn Packer Theatreas part of the Sydney Theatre Company's 2016 season.
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's play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain's most famous family.
His TV series Doctor Foster has recently broadcast on BBC One to widespread acclaim.
The King Charles III UK tour is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Stuart Thompson Productions, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Charles Diamond and the Almeida Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and by arrangement with Lee Dean.
King Charles III was first produced by the Almeida Theatre and subsequently co-produced at the Wyndham's Theatre in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions and Stuart Thompson Productions in association with Lee Dean & Charles Diamond and Tulchin Bartner Productions.
REMAINING AUTUMN TOUR DATES
2 - 7 November 2015
Malvern Festival Theatre
Grange Rd, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3HB
Box Office: 01684 892277
16 - 21 November 2015
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT
Box Office: 0131 529 6000
23 - 28 November 2015
Bath Theatre Royal
Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET
Box Office: 01225 448844
7 - 12 December 2015
Plymouth Theatre Royal
Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR
Box Office: 01752 267222
26 - 30 January 2016
NEW SPRING DATES
Leicester Curve Theatre
60 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1SB
Box Office: 01162 423560
1 - 6 February 2016
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1DA
Box Office: 01142 496000
8 - 13 February 2016
Brighton Theatre Royal
New Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1SD
Box Office: 08448 717650
22 - 27 February 2016*
Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW
Box Office: 01865 305305
*Will go on sale in November, check website for details
29 February - 5 March 2016
Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
7 - 10 Regent St, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1HQ
Box Office: 01242 572573
7 - 12 March 2016
Manchester Opera House
3 Quay St, Manchester, Lancashire M3 3HP
Box Office: 08448 713018
14 - 19 March 2016
Norwich Theatre Royal
Theatre St, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1RL
Box Office: 01603 630000
Mike Bartlett previously collaborated with Rupert Goold on Earthquakes in London and Decade. His other plays include An Intervention, 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 Game. His plays for radio include Not Talking (for which he won the Writers' 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 and his television series Doctor Foster has recently aired on BBC One to widespread popularity. Previously he was Pearson Playwright in Residence at the Royal Court and Writer-In-Residence at the National Theatre. As a director his credits include Medea(Headlong/ UK Tour) and Honest (Royal & Derngate).
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 opened last night on Broadway. Elsewhere Goold's work includes Made in Dagenham in the West End. He was Artistic Director of Headlong from 2005 until 2013 where his work included The Effect, ENRON, Earthquakes in London and Decade. 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 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, which stars James Franco and Jonah Hill for Plan B and Fox Searchlight was released in the UK earlier this year.
Penelope Beaumont (CAMILLA) has appeared on stage in Bedroom Farce (Salisbury Playhouse), Much Ado About Nothing(Old Vic), The History Boys (West Yorkshire Playhouse/ Theatre Royal Bath/ UK Tour), Alphabetical Order (Hampstead/ UK Tour), A Man For All Seasons (York Theatre Royal), Blithe Spirit (Watford Palace), The Winter's Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III and The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare's Globe), Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Richard III (RSC). Her work for television includes Toast, Peep Show, Prime Suspect, Holby City, Doctors, The Bill, Poirot and Cyrano de Bergerac.
Jennifer Bryden (KATHERINE) has previously appeared onstage in The Last Train to Scarborough (Stephen Joseph Theatre), The 39 Steps (West End), Murder on the Nile (UK Tour), Far from the Madding Crowd (English Touring Theatre), Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night (both Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Far from the Madding Crowd (English Touring Theatre) as well as the UK Tours for the European Arts Company productions of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Chekhov's Shorts (The Bear, The Proposal, The Dimwit).Richard Glaves (HARRY) most recently performed in Oh What a Lovely War! (UK Tour). His previous theatre credits includeEnjoy (Theatre Royal Bath/ Regional Tour/ West End), Scuffer (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Tempest (Liverpool Everyman) Edward II, Richard II and Twelfth Night (all Shakespeare's Globe), The Accrington Pals (Minerva Theatre, Chichester) and The Clandestine Marriage (Watermill Theatre, Newberry). His film and television credits include Atonement, Black Mirror and The Tudors.
Dominic Jephcott (REISS) has stage credits which include Scenes from a Marriage (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell (West End), Gaucho (Hampstead Theatre), and he has performed with the RSC in their productions of The Sons of Light, The Lorenzaccio Story, As You Like It and Tis Pity She's A Whore. His film credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel, All Quiet on the Western Front, An African Dream and Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. He has appeared on television in The Queen, Silent Witness, Foyle's War and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, along with recurring roles inEmmerdale and Holby City.
Lucy Phelps (JESS) last worked with Rupert Goold on Earthquakes in London (Headlong Theatre). Her other theatre credits include Viva Forever! (West End), Lay Down Your Cross (Hampstead Theatre), and most recently Sex and The Three Day Week (Liverpool Playhouse). She has appeared on television in William & Catherine: A Royal Romance, Midsummer Murdersand Silent Witness, Call the Midwife, Holby City and New Tricks for the BBC. Her radio credits include SuperYou and On Her Majesty's Secret Service for BBC Radio 4.
Robert Powell (CHARLES) is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Jesus in Jesus of Nazareth (which won him a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor) and as series regular Mark Williams in Holby City. His theatre credits include Singin' in the Rain(Palace Theatre), Ubu Roi and Pirates (both Royal Court), Travesties (RSC), Tovarich (Chichester Festival Theatre/ West End), and more recently a touring production of Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell. On television Robert starred opposite Jasper Carrott in five series of The Detectives, and has appeared in The Bible, Doomwatch, Shelley, Jude The Obscure, Looking For Clancy, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Pygmalion, Shaka Zulu, Hannay, The Golden Years, Frankenstein and The First Circle. His film credits include Colour Me Kubrick: A True...ish Story, The Thirty-Nine Steps, Tommy, Imperative (for which he won the Best Actor award at Venice Film Festival), Running Scared and Jane Austen In Manhattan.
Ben Righton (WILLIAM) most recently appeared on stage in Game at the Almeida Theatre. His other theatre credits includeThe 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre), Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre), King of Hearts (Out of Joint), Guy Fawkes Night (Old Vic 24 hour plays) and Journey's End (New Ambassadors Theatre). On television he has been in Mr Selfridge, Law and Order, Lewis, Doctor Who, Bones, Poirot, and Joe Maddison's War. His film credits include A Good Year, The Patrol, Flawless, Cuckoo andInto the Storm.
Giles Taylor (MR STEPHENS) recently performed in the RSC's critically acclaimed Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies on Broadway, as well as prior runs in the West End and Stratford-Upon-Avon. His other stage credits include This House (National Theatre), The Way of the World and The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre), Travesties and The Importance of Being Earnest (Birmingham Rep), Blithe Spirit (Nottingham Playhouse), Waste (Almeida Theatre), Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), The Hinge of the World (Guildford) and The Pirates of Penzance (National Tour). His television and film credits include The Musketeers, Mr Selfridge, Foyle's War, Doctors, Stuart: A Life Backwards, Stephen Poliakoff's Friends and Crocodiles, Tom and Viv and Orlando. Giles is also a Shakespeare Consultant and is about to publish his first book, Dramatic Adventures in Rhetoric, co-authored with director Philip Wilson.
Tim Treloar (MR EVANS) previously worked with Rupert Goold on Macbeth (Minerva Theatre, Chichester/ West End/ BAM/ Broadway). Further credits for Chichester Festival Theatre include Twelfth Night and the BAM co-production of King Lear. His other theatre work includes Henry V (National Theatre), The Beggar's Opera (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond) and Rose Rage (West End). His film and television credits include Disney's Maleficent, Doctors, Holby City, Silent Witness, The Bill, Casualty, Foyle's War and Midsomer Murders.
Beatrice Walker (SARAH/TV PRODUCER) played Petra in Public Enemy at the Young Vic, and the Duchess in The Duchess of Malfi (Southwark Playhouse/ UK Tour). Other theatre includes National Youth Theatre productions Tory Boyz and Much Ado About Nothing. Beatrice will also appear in Paolo Sorrentino's forthcoming feature film, Youth.
Paul Westwood (COOTSEY/CLIVE/SIR MICHAEL & U/S WILLIAM) returns to the stage following his most recent tour inThree Men in a Boat (Theatre Royal Bury/ UK Tour). His credits for the RSC include Dunsinane (RSC/ National Theatre of Scotland/ World Tour) and A Life of Galileo (Birmingham Rep/ RSC Tour). His other theatre credits include Love and Understanding (Pleasance Theatre, London) and Twelfth Night (York Theatre Royal). His television and film credits includeMortdecai, Walter's War, Da Vinci's Demons and Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story.