Our October 2018 production will be...
King Charles III
||Directed by Jonathan Marks.
|| At The Lancaster Theatre, Wycombe Abbey
25th, 26th & 27th October 2018 at 7:45pm
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
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
get much better than this'.
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
||Please see Diary Dates for information on
rehearsals and production meetings.