Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING

Somewhere in Europe the kingdom is disintegrating. It's the last day of King Bérenger's life. Queen Marguerite is preparing for the end and Queen Marie is in denial. The King is 400 years old and dying, but he's clinging on for dear life...

This great tragi-comedy is brought to life on the Olivier stage this summer, the first time Eugène Ionesco's work has been performed at the National Theatre. Patrick Marber (Three Days in the Country, Hedda Gabler) directs his new version of Exit the King with Rhys Ifans (A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic) in the title role and Indira Varma (Man and Superman) as his first Queen.

Cast also includes Debra Gillett, Derek Griffiths, Amy Morgan and Adrian Scarborough with musician Sarah Campbell.

Directed by Patrick Marber, with design by Anthony Ward, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, and music and sound by Adam Cork.

Part of the Travelex Season with hundreds of tickets for every performance available at £15.

nationaltheatre.org.uk

Photo Credit: Simon Annand

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Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Adrian Scarborough as the Doctor

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Amy Morgan as Queen Marie, Rhys Ifans as the King

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Amy Morgan as Queen Marie

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Debra Gillett as Juliette

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Debra Gillett as Juliette, Rhys Ifans as the King

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Derek Griffiths as the Guard

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Derek Griffiths as the Guard

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Indira Varma as Queen Marguerite, Derek Griffiths as the Guard

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Indira Varma as Queen Marguerite

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Indira Varma as Queen Marguerite

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Indira Varma as Queen Marguerite, Amy Morgan as Queen Marie

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Rhys Ifans as the King

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Rhys Ifans as the King

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Rhys Ifans as the King

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Rhys Ifans as the King

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Rhys Ifans as the King

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Rhys Ifans as the King

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Rhys Ifans as the King

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Rhys Ifans as the King

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Rhys Ifans as the King, Amy Morgan as Queen Marie

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Rhys Ifans the King, Adrian Scarborough the Doctor

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
Sarah Campbell - musician


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