Controversial play extends London run

Released on: January 07, 2015, 3:25 pm (EST)
Industry: Travel

Play exploring life after death of Queen will now run until the end of January 2015.

LONDON, January 07, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- London theatregoers have only a few weeks left to see Mike Bartlett's critically acclaimed new play, King Charles III directed by Rupert Goold. The play's West End run, which began at the Wyndham's Theatre on 2nd September 2014, was extended by nine weeks due to popular demand and ends on 31st January 2015. It's considered to be one of the highlights of 2014 and a must see for tourists who can still snag a ticket. Visitors to London hoping to catch this and other last-minute deals including finding a cheap hotel in London should visit, the London website that's full of events and exhibition information in London, as well the best information for deals on theatres, restaurants, shops and hotels.

King Charles III has received glowing reviews from critics and audiences since opening at the Almeida Theatre in April 2014 and then transferring to the West End. The play has been seen by over 90,000 people and recouped its full production costs at the Wyndham's in eight weeks. It is a piece of speculative fiction, that explores the future of the United Kingdom after the death of the Queen, with the prince who has spent a lifetime waiting for his moment of power now having to decide how he will reign.

Mike Bartlett's play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain's most famous family. Directed by the Almeida Theatre's Artistic Director Rupert Goold, King Charles III has been designed by Tom Scutt, with music composed by Jocelyn Pook, with lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti. The play has been described as Shakespearian in its analysis of power and human weakness, and features some spellbinding performances. The Wyndham Theatre is to be found in the heart of London's theatre district around Leicester Square, in easy reach of London landmarks as well as great shops, hotels and restaurants. For more information on things to see in London in 2015, see


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