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King Charles III - OLIVIER AWARDS BEST PLAY 2015 - PAPERBACK

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Mike Bartlett

Published by Nick Hern Books

Large Mixed Cast
OLIVIER AWARDS 2015 - Best Play

A future history play from one of the UK's most exciting playwrights ...

The Queen is dead

After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne

At last, a future of power

But how to rule?

Drawing on the style and structure of a Shakespearean history play, this provocative drama explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of democracy, and the conscience of Britain's most famous family

CAST : M8,F4

REVIEWS

"Bold, brilliant and unstoppably entertaining ... all the intrigue and forward momentum of a real history play. The grandeur too ... King Charles III makes us care, makes us laugh, and no doubt will make us argue too. Theatre doesn't get much better than this" ~ The Times

"A meaty, hilarious, dizzyingly audacious state of the nation political thriller ... elevates the tawdriness of the Royal soap opera into something sublime and serious ... a thrilling working through of ideas about modern Britain" ~ Timeout

"Immensely enjoyable .... convincingly plausible ... remarkable and thought provoking" ~ whatsonstage.com

"Wonderfully original Bartlett's brilliant text pulses with Shakespearean resonances a right royal triumph" ~ The Stage

King Charles III premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London, April 2014

This the regular PAPERBACK EDITION

For the SPECIAL DELUXE HARDBACK EDITION which includes a Foreword by Jon Snow, an Afterword by the playwright, and an Essay about the original production
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