The King's Speech to close early 12 May 2012
The stage production of The King's Speech by David Seidler, has posted early closing notices for 12 May 2012. (It was originally booking to 21 July 2012). Following a UK tour, the show opened at the Wyndham's Theatre 27 March 2012, following previews from 22 March.
A Statement from the producers said: "Two years ago, originating producer Michael Alden was ready to put the play on and the film came along and blocked its path. At the start of this year, we believed that enough time had passed between the film and our opening. This clearly was not the case. We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished. It is a production of genuine quality that has been critically and publicly acclaimed across the board."
The King’s Speech stage production, which was actually written as a play before it became a film, is directed by Adrian Noble, designed by Anthony Ward, and is produced by Playful Productions and Michael Alden.
It is the story about how King George VI conquered his debilitating stammer with the help of maverick speech therapist Lionel Logue.
Cast includes Charles Edwards (King George VI), Jonathan Hyde ( Lionel Logue), Emma Fielding (Queen Elizabeth), Ian McNeice (Winston Churchill), Michael Feast (Cosmo Lang), Joss Ackland (King George V), Charlotte Randle (Myrtle Logue), David Killick (Stanley Baldwin), Daniel Betts (King Edward VIII).
The world premier production of the original play by David Seidler took place on Friday 10 February at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud