King Charles III
by Mike Bartlett
directed by David Muse
produced in association with American Conservatory Theater and Shakespeare Theatre Company
in the Bagley Wright Theatre
“The Queen is dead, long live The King!” After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles finally ascends to the throne, flanked by wife Camilla, sons William and Harry, and daughter-in-law Kate. The Prime Minister proposes legislation designed to restrict the freedom of the press, which the newly crowned sovereign opposes, subverting the understood rules of British democracy. Written in blank verse, this smash Broadway and West End hit and the 2015 Olivier Award winner for Best New Play presents a modern take on the future of the British Royal Family.
- Run time is approximately two hours 40 minutes with one intermission.