Tim Pigott-Smith in King Charles III at the Wyndham's Theatre
Mike Bartlett’s Play Transferring to the West End Following Its Current Run at the Almeida Theatre
The Almeida Theatre is currently the home to Mike Bartlett’s play King Charles III, which imagines the future in which Prince Charles ascends to the throne, and it has now been announced that the production will transfer to the Wyndham’s Theatre in September. It will retain its cast members, including Tim Pigott-Smith as Charles and Margot Leicester as Camilla, and will continue to boast Rupert Goold as director.
The acclaimed production takes us to the future when the reign of Elizabeth II is over and Prince Charles has taken her place as the country’s head of state. It begins with the former Queen’s funeral and moves on to explore our country’s political system, looking at issues of press regulation and the power of the royal family to change things. It depicts an imagined crisis in the United Kingdom and features appearances from other members of the Royal Family as well.
In addition to Pigott-Smith and Leicester, the cast also includes Lydia Wilson as Princess Catherine and Richard Goulding as Prince Harry, plus Nyasha Hatendi, Adam Jones, Tom Robertson, Nicholas Rowe and Tafline Steen.
Tim Pigott-Smith is a well known actor who has appeared in a wide range of television shows and films over the years, in addition to various theatrical productions. Prior to King Charles III at the Almeida Theatre, he has appeared in A Delicate Balance at the same venue, Stroke Of Luck at the Park Theatre, Enron at the Chichester Festival Theatre and Cymbeline for the Royal Shakespeare Company, among others. His screen work includes Classic Doctor Who, Silent Witness, The Hour, V For Vendetta and the James Bond movie Quantum Of Solace.
Before King Charles III arrives, the Wyndham’s Theatre is the home of Skylight with Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy in lead roles. It follows the events of a single London night in which old flames reunite and is set to appear from early June to late August, with the venue currently empty after the closure of Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya earlier this month.
King Charles III is at the Wyndham’s Theatre from Thursday 11th September 2014 (previews from Tuesday 2nd September 2014).