King Charles III (special edition) - SIGNED COPY

By Mike Bartlett

King Charles III (special edition) - SIGNED COPY
Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Almeida Theatre, London, 2014

Available while stocks last - limited to ONE COPY per customer.

Queen Elizabeth is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, her son ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule?

Mike Bartlett’s controversial ‘future history play’ explores the people beneath their crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.

Drawing on the style and structure of a Shakespearean history play, King Charles III opened in 2014 at London’s Almeida Theatre, directed by Rupert Goold, before transferring to the West End.

This special edition of the play, published in beautiful clothbound hardback, includes a foreword by the journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow, an afterword by the playwright, and an essay about the original production.

'outstanding and provocative… the most spectacular, gripping and wickedly entertaining piece of lèse-majesté that British theatre has ever seen'

- Telegraph

'bold, brilliant and unstoppably entertaining… an intelligent, empathetic, moving look at the power and limitations of the modern monarchy… theatre doesn't get much better than this'

- The Times

'play of the year... extraordinary… a meaty, hilarious, dizzyingly audacious state of the nation political thriller'

- Time Out

'royally entertaining… raises fascinating questions about the future of the monarchy'

- Guardian

'scintillating and highly ambitious... a brilliant, provocative piece of drama'

- Financial Times

'wonderfully original... Bartlett's brilliant text pulses with Shakespearean resonances... a right royal triumph'

- The Stage

'pitch-perfect… bracingly provocative and outrageously entertaining'

- Independent

'brilliantly ambitious… deliciously smart… [the] script is a witty amalgam of Shakespearean rhythms and sharp modern colloquialisms'

- Exeunt Magazine

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