Thursday, 21 May 2015

Robert Powell to star in UK tour of King Charles III

It has been announced that Robert Powell will star as King Charles the UK tour of King Charles III. 

Mike Bartlett's new play premiered at the Almeida Theatre before transferring to the West End. It will also open on Broadway later this year.

The UK tour of King Charles III previews at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Friday 4th September 2015. Further tour dates will be announced shortly.

The Queen is dead: after a lifetime of waiting, the prince ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule? Bartlett's Olivier Award winning play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain's most famous family. 

Directed by the Almeida Theatre’s artistic director Rupert Goold with Whitney Mosery, King Charles III is designed by Tom Scutt, music composed by Jocelyn Pook, with lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti.

Robert Powell is best known for playing Jesus in Jesus of Nazareth (which won him a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor) and as series regular Mark Williams in Holby City. His theatre credits include Singin' in the Rain (Palace Theatre), Ubu Roi and Pirates (both Royal Court), Travesties (RSC), Tovarich (Chichester Festival Theatre), and more recently touring productions of Doctor in the House and Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell. 

King Charles III is co-produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Almeida Theatre.

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