King Charles III (February 2018)

King Charles III

King Charles III

BY Mike Bartlett

DIRECTED BY Joel Greenberg

Canadian Premiere

David Mirvish presents a Studio 180 production

February 10-March 4, 2018

Panasonic Theatre
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 comes to Toronto for its Canadian Premiere.


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

“Unstoppably entertaining.”
the times


Studio 180 Season Sponsor


BMO Financial Group

Cast & creative team

BY Mike Bartlett
DIRECTED BY Joel Greenberg
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Robert Motum
FEATURING David Schurmann, Deborah Grover, Jeff Meadows, Shannon Taylor, Wade Bogert-O’Brien, Jessica Greenberg, Guy Bannerman, Gray Powell, Patrick Galligan, Amy Rutherford, Sam Kalilieh, and Karl Ang
LIGHTING DESIGN Kevin Fraser
SET DESIGN 
John Thompson
COSTUME DESIGN Denyse Karn
SOUND DESIGN
 Thomas Ryder Payne
HEAD OF PROPS Mary Spyrakis
STAGE MANAGER 
Chris Porter
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER 
Bradley Dunn


Karl AngKarl Ang

Coutts, and Many Others

Guy BannermanGuy Bannerman

James Reiss

Wade Bogert O'BrienWade Bogert-O’Brien

Prince Harry

Patrick Galligan Patrick Galligan

Mark Stevens

Jessica GreenbergJessica Greenberg

Jess Edwards

Deborah GroverDeborah Grover

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Sam KaliliehSam Kalilieh

Spencer, and Many Others

Jeff Meadows Jeff Meadows

William, Duke of Cambridge

Gray Powell

Tristan Evens

Amy Rutherford

Amy Rutherford

Sarah, and Many Others

David SchurmannDavid Schurmann

King Charles III

Shannon TaylorShannon Taylor

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Mike Bartlett

Playwright

 

Bradley Dunn

Assistant Stage Manager

 

Kevin Fraser

Lighting Design

 

Joel Greenberg

Director

 

Denyse Karn

Costume Design

 

Robert Motum

Assistant Director

Chris Porter

Stage Manager

 

Chris Prideaux

Production Manager

 

Thomas Ryder Payne

Sound Design

 

Mary Spyrakis

Head of Props

 

John Thompson

Set Design

King Charles III

FEBRUARY 2018

Panasonic Theatre
651 Yonge St, Toronto

One Wednesday matinée only! February 21 @ 1:30PM

Student group rate: $20 (teachers complimentary). This special rate also applies to 8PM performances Tuesday-Friday.

Almost sold out – BOOK NOW!

 

Recommended for: Grades 11 & 12 (includes some mature language)

Perfect for: Drama, English, History, Politics, Law, Media Studies & Leadership


“Without my voice, and spirit, I am dust.” – King Charles III


Looking to engage your senior students with Shakespeare in a fresh, innovative way? Mike Bartlett’s acclaimed “future history” play imagines the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the power struggle that results – all in contemporary iambic pentameter! Questions of leadership, identity, privacy, freedom, family and tradition are at the fore of this timely and epic play that shines a light on power, politics and the very nature of democracy. Winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Play!


King Charles III audaciously, even brilliantly, lays bare the illogic of the monarchy that props up that fragile, sceptered isle.”
TIME MAGAZINE


 Your experience at the theatre includes…

  • A comprehensive study guide complete with background information and pre- and post-show discussion questions and activities (study guide coming September 2017)
  • A talkback with cast members
  • Complimentary teacher tickets

Enhance your experience with a Studio 180 IN CLASS workshop. Cost not included in ticket price. Subsidies available. Apply today.


To make a booking or inquire further, please contact Jessica Greenberg at jessica@studio180theatre.com

Tickets to KING CHARLES III can be purchased through Mirvish Productions either over the phone at (416) 872-1212 or online.

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