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Our October 2018 production will be...
King Charles III
By Mike Bartlett
King Charles III
Directed by Jonathan Marks.
At The Lancaster Theatre, Wycombe Abbey School,
on the 25th, 26th & 27th October 2018 at 7:45pm
The Queen is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne with Camilla by his side. As William, Kate and Harry look on, Charles prepares for the future of power that lies before him…but how to rule? Written primarily in Shakespearean blank verse, this modern future history play by Mike Bartlett explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of Britain's democracy and the conscience of its most famous family.

When this play premiered in the West End in 2014, the critics loved it - ***** 'Best new play of the year. Theatre doesn't get much better than this', said The Times.

This production is supported by Wycombe District Council.

Auditions will be held on Monday 4th, Thursday 7th, and Monday 11th June at 8.00pm at the Wesley Church Hall, Priory Road, High Wycombe HP11 1SX.

Please click here for the 6 audition pieces that will be used.

This is a large cast play, which ideally will have a chorus who will play a host of other parts. The main parts are Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, Harry, Jess (Harry's girlfriend) Mr/Mrs Evans (the prime minister), Mr/Mrs Stevens (leader of the opposition), James Reiss (Charles' private secretary), plus nine other parts (and the ghost of Diana).The play will have adventurous staging and lighting, with a powerful soundtrack.

This play was first performed at the Almeida Theatre in 2014 and has only recently become available to non-professionals. It won the Olivier award for best new play in 2015 as well as the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Theatre Production. Alongside this, it received another 13 nominations for cast and direction here and on Broadway. It is written by Mike Bartlett and is written in blank verse. It's described as "A future history play" and explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy and the conscience of Britain's most famous family. The Times said of it, 'Bold, brilliant and unstoppably entertaining… an intelligent, empathetic, moving look at the power and limitations of the modern monarchy… theatre doesn't get much better than this'.

The play will be directed by Jonathan Marks with Carolyn Kendall and will mark Fourways 60th anniversary. It will be performed at Wycombe Abbey on October 25th, 26th and 27th.

Please see Diary Dates for information on rehearsals and production meetings.
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