Celebrating 15 years

King Charles III - David Mirvish presents a Studio 180 Theatre production

King Charles III

Sam Kalilieh and David Schurmann in King Charles III. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.King Charles III

BY Mike Bartlett
DIRECTED BY Joel Greenberg

David Mirvish presents a Studio 180 Theatre production

FEBRUARY 10 to MARCH 4, 2018

CAA Theatre (formerly the Panasonic), 651 Yonge St, Toronto


THE QUEEN IS DEAD. LONG LIVE THE KING?

Charles. Camilla. William. Kate. Harry. One family holds the future of Great Britain in its hands. But what will the future be? The Queen is dead. The “King-in-waiting” finally ascends the throne. Defying centuries of tradition, Charles boldly attempts to reassert the crown’s power, landing himself – and his country – in a royal mess.

Exploring power and betrayal, the internationally acclaimed play, KING CHARLES III, skillfully reveals the people beneath the crowns as nuanced flesh and blood, and turns a Shakespearean lens on relationships in the world’s most famous and exposed family.

Following sold-out runs in London’s West End and on Broadway, Mike Bartlett’s award-winning new play makes its Toronto Premiere as part of the 2017/18 Off-Mirvish season.


BY Mike Bartlett
DIRECTED BY Joel Greenberg
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Robert Motum
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Sarah Orenstein*
FEATURING Guy Bannerman, Wade Bogert-O’Brien, Rosemary Dunsmore, Patrick Galligan, Jessica Greenberg, Sam Kalilieh, Jeff Meadows, Gray Powell, Amy Rutherford, David Schurmann, Marcel Stewart and Shannon Taylor
STAGE MANAGER Chris Porter
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER 
Bradley Dunn
STAGE MANAGEMENT STUDENT INTERN Kathleen Fitz-Gerald
LIGHTING DESIGN Kevin Fraser
COSTUME DESIGN Denyse Karn
COSTUME COORDINATOR Elena Rakitskaya
WIG CREATION Sharon Ryman
SOUND DESIGN
 Thomas Ryder Payne
SET DESIGN 
John Thompson
HEAD OF PROPS Mary Spyrakis
PROPS ASSISTANT Monica Lee

*Supported through the RBC Emerging Artists Program



“Mike Bartlett’s flat-out brilliant portrait of a monarchy in crisis.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Unstoppably entertaining.”
The Times


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“get thee to the CAA Theatre for Mike Bartlett’s ingenious and edgy ‘future history play’…a rewarding and thought-provoking evening.” The Toronto Star

“The acting from the high-powered cast, many of whom have ties to the Shaw Festival, is impeccable with a magnificent performance of the title role by David Schurmann.” Stage Door

King Charles III is a political junkie’s dream” NOW Toronto

“beautiful and effective…King Charles III is one unique and certainly entertaining show to watch and opens room for dialogue” Mooney on Theatre

King Charles III is a fantastic melding of of old and new, with clashing principles mirroring modern debates. …Great performances and dialogue highlight exactly why you should buy a ticket.” Dobbernation

“Well done! Interesting way to challenge us in our thoughts of the role of monarchy in today’s world and monarchy vs. elected government’s responsibility to rule.” Trish McComb

“An excellent production. It had more of an impact than the PBS production. Very thought-provoking show.” Judith Bricks

“A fascinating play – well-acted and directed. It does humanize the royals and make you think.” Michael Whitehead

“We really enjoyed the play! Loved the language and delivery – Thank you for your art!” Anonymous