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Nell Gwynn – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Jessica Swale Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Dominic Corr Celebrity is hardly a new concept. Only a few centuries ago, one of England's first actresses would help shape the very pop culture we all hate to adore. Nell Gwynn; orange merchant, turned actress, turned mistress to the King, was more than her titles. She was a living, breathing woman who ...

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Nell Gwynn – The Lowry, Salford

Laura Pitt-Pulford as Nell Gwynn

Writer: Jessica Swale Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Lizz Clark Saucy, witty and beautiful: Nell Gwynn must have been quite a woman to rise to fame from the level of a humble orange-seller and bewitch the heart of King Charles II. Jessica Swale's warm-hearted comic play follows Nell from the moment she is 'spotted' and begins to act, through her affair ...

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King Charles III – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Robert Powell as King Charles III

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: Paul Couch   ”The Queen is dead – Long Live The King!” Not so long ago, such was the reverence offered to the Royal Family, a depiction of this event on stage would have been unthinkable. No so with Mike Bartlett’s “Fakespearean” epic, King Charles III, which premiered at the Almeida Theatre in ...

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King Charles III – Oxford Playhouse

Robert Powell as King Charles III

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: Fergus Morgan It has been pronounced by critics and audiences alike, confirmed by hosts of awards, and emphasised by transfers to the West End and Broadway, but it is worth saying once more that Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III is an astonishing play. Imagining the not-so-distant future when the death of Elizabeth II ...

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King Charles III – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Robert Powell as King Charles III

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Mike Bartlett is making steady progress from enfant terrible to a doyen of British Theatre. Early works bore provocative titles and dealt with extreme situations. Often, a concept or idea was taken to the extreme to highlight it from the point of absurdity; not always for comic effect. While more recent ...

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King Charles III – Milton Keynes Theatre

Robert Powell as King Charles III

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: Rupert Goold with Whitney Mosery Reviewer: Maggie Constable Direct to Milton Keynes from an acclaimed, sell-out run at the Almeida Theatre in London we have this week a royal visit, none other than King Charles III, in the form of a 'future history' play cleverly penned by Mike Bartlett. The play has received much praise in ...

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King Charles III – Theatre Royal Nottingham

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: Rupert Goold with Whitney Mosery Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman   Described by director Rupert Goold as ‘a future history play’, King Charles III imagines what might happen when Queen Elizabeth II, now Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, dies and is succeeded by the Prince of Wales. The play premiered at London’s Almeida Theatre in 2014, and such was ...

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King Charles III – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Mike Bartlett Directors: Rupert Goold and Whitney Mosery Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The (relatively) near future. The Queen, after more than 60 years on the throne, has passed away. According to precedent, her eldest son, Charles, immediately becomes King. King Charles III opens with her funeral and it is a truly majestic affair. Set on a stage resembling the inside ...

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