King Charles III

Cast: 4f 8m, doubling

Staging: can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781848424418Publication Date:
25 Sep 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 128 pages ISBN: 9781780015040Publication Date:
15 Oct 2014
£9.99 £6.49You save £3.50 (35%)
First Staged:
Almeida Theatre, London, 2014

King Charles III

By Mike Bartlett

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  • South Bank Sky Arts Theatre Award - 2015
  • Winner: Best New Play - Critics' Circle Theatre Awards
  • Winner: Best New Play - Olivier Awards

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

Best New Play, Olivier Awards
Best New Play, Critics' Circle Theatre Awards
South Bank Sky Arts Theatre Award, 2015

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

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

Click here to listen to author Mike Bartlett discuss the play with theatre critic Mark Shenton on our SoundCloud page.

Press Quotes

'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

'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

Cast: 4f 8m, doubling

Staging:can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781848424418Publication Date:
25 Sep 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 128 pages ISBN: 9781780015040Publication Date:
15 Oct 2014
£9.99 £6.49You save £3.50 (35%)

Also by Mike Bartlett:

Wild
Earthquakes in London
Love, Love, Love
13
Bull
An Intervention
Albion
Medea
Artefacts
Game
Doctor Foster: The Scripts
My Child
King Charles III (special edition)
Contractions
Cock

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