Winner, 2015 Olivier Award for most sensible New PlayWinner, 2015 London Critics' Circle Award for top New Play
Queen Elizabeth II is lifeless. After a life of ready, her son ascends the throne. A way forward for strength. yet how you can rule?
Mike Bartlett's debatable "future historical past play" explores the folks underneath the crowns, the unwritten ideas of our democracy, and the sense of right and wrong of Britain’s most renowned family members. Drawing at the sort and constitution of a Shakespearean heritage play, King Charles III opened at London’s Almeida Theatre, directed via its inventive Director Rupert Goold, in 2014, ahead of shifting to the West finish. This exceptional, provocative play has stunned and delighted audiences and critics alike, and may move to Broadway in Fall 2015.
"Dazzling... the main engrossing, pleasing and insightful new heritage play in decades." - New York Times
"Outstanding and provocative... the main fantastic, gripping and wickedly pleasing piece of lèse-majesté that British theatre has ever seen." - Telegraph
"Bold, superb and unstoppably entertaining... An clever, empathetic, relocating examine the facility and obstacles of the fashionable monarchy... Theatre does not get far better than this." - The Times (London)
"Extraordinary... A meaty, hilarious, dizzyingly audacious country of the kingdom political thriller." - Time Out London
Mike Barlett is an Olivier Award-winning playwright whose performs were visible at theatres together with the nationwide Theatre, Royal courtroom Theatre, Bush Theatre and Sheffield Theatres within the united kingdom, and off-Broadway in New York.