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2016 Spring Dates Announced for UK Tour of King Charles III

Robert Powell in King Charles III UK Tour
Robert Powell in King Charles III UK Tour – Photo credit Richard Hubert Smith

The producers of Mike Bartlett’s multi award-winning contemporary play, King Charles III have announced today that the current UK tour has been extended into spring 2016. Robert Powell will continue in his role as Charles.

New venues set to receive this award-winning production from January 2016 are Leicester Curve Theatre, Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, Brighton Theatre Royal, Oxford Playhouse, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Manchester Opera House and Norwich Theatre Royal.

King Charles III recently opened at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre to excellent acclaim from the New York critics and enjoyed huge success in London last year with critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End.

Rupert Goold’s production won an array of awards in 2015, including Best Play at the Olivier Awards and the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards and Best Theatre Production at the Southbank Sky Arts Awards.

Continuing on stage with Robert will be Penelope Beaumont as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Jennifer Bryden as Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Ben Righton as William, Duke of Cambridge, and Richard Glaves as Prince Harry. Dominic Jephcott, Lucy Phelps, Giles Taylor, Tim Treloar, Beatrice Walker and Paul Westwood will also remain in their roles.

Robert Powell will also lead the cast when King Charles III opens in Sydney on 31 March 2016 at the Roslyn Packer Theatre as part of the Sydney Theatre Company’s 2016 season.

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

Mike Bartlett’s play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family. His TV series Doctor Foster has recently broadcast on BBC One to widespread acclaim.

The King Charles III UK tour is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Stuart Thompson Productions, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Charles Diamond and the Almeida Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and by arrangement with Lee Dean.

King Charles III was first produced by the Almeida Theatre and subsequently co-produced at the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions and Stuart Thompson Productions in association with Lee Dean & Charles Diamond and Tulchin Bartner Productions.

2 – 7 November 2015
Malvern Festival Theatre
Grange Rd, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3HB
Box Office: 01684 892277

9 – 14 November 2015
Guildford Yvonne Arnaud
Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX
Box Office: 01483 440000

16 – 21 November 2015
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT
Box Office: 0131 529 6000

23 – 28 November 2015
Bath Theatre Royal
Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET
Box Office: 01225 448844

30 November – 5 December 2015
Chichester Festival Theatre
Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6AP
Box Office: 01243 781312

7 – 12 December 2015
Plymouth Theatre Royal
Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR
Box Office: 01752 267222

26 – 30 January 2016
Leicester Curve Theatre
60 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1SB
Box Office: 01162 423560

1 – 6 February 2016
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1DA
Box Office: 01142 496000

8 – 13 February 2016
Brighton Theatre Royal
New Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1SD
Box Office: 08448 717650
Theatre Royal Brighton

22 – 27 February 2016*
Oxford Playhouse
Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW
Box Office: 01865 305305
*Will go on sale in November, check website for details

29 February – 5 March 2016
Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
7 – 10 Regent St, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1HQ
Box Office: 01242 572573

7 – 12 March 2016
Manchester Opera House
3 Quay St, Manchester, Lancashire M3 3HP
Box Office: 08448 713018
Opera House Manchester

14 – 19 March 2016
Norwich Theatre Royal
Theatre St, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1RL
Box Office: 01603 630000


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