Full Cast Announced for West End King Charles III
The Almeida Theatre production of King Charles III by Mike Bartlett, has announced the full cast for its West End transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre this Autumn.
Tim Pigott-Smith will reprise his role as Charles, alongside Oliver Chris who will once again play William. They will be joined by Richard Goulding, Nyasha Hatendi, Adam James, Margot Leicester, Tom Robertson, Nicholas Rowe, Tafline Steen and Lydia Wilson.
The production will begin previews on 2 September 2014, with an official opening set for 11 September and will continue its limited engagement through to 29 November 2014.
Synopsis: "The Queen is dead: after a lifetime of waiting, the prince ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule? This controversial piece of new writing looks at the modern state of the monarchy and the unwritten rules of democracy. Mike Bartlett examines the people underneath the crown and looks into the consciousness of Britain's most famous family."
The original production of King Charles III opened at the Almeida Theatre on 10 April 2014, running to 31 May 2014 and received excellent reviews, with critics praising both the performances and Bartlett's script.
King Charles III is directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, and features scenic design by Tom Scutt, music by Jocelyn Pook, lighting by Jon Clark, and sound design by Paul Arditti. The West End transfer production will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Stuart Thompson Productions and the Almeida Theatre.