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FEATURE: Festival of Ideas: James Graham and Rupert Goold

Celebrating their 250th anniversary, the Royal Academy is hosting a 10-day Festival of Ideas, bringing together some of the finest creative minds in a series of intellectual debates on art, music, theatre, literature, architecture and film. Writer James Graham and Director Rupert Goold are two men not short of ideas, and a one-hour conversation about making responsive accessible theatre expands ...

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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 – Opera House, Manchester

Robert Powell as King Charles III

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: Hannah Hiett The history plays of Shakespeare always have the following in common: they are on the grim side, and they are always about kings and succession. King Charles III is a future history play. In form, it takes the iambic pentameter, creative word order and blank verse of Shakespeare’s 16th Century history ...

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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 – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Robert Powell as King Charles III

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: Rupert Goold with Whitney Mosery Composer: Jocelyn Pook Reviewer: Marina Spark Queen Elizabeth II has been a steadfast, unwavering figure in western history, keeping watch and quietly reigning over the UK and Commonwealth for over 60 years. Question is, what will happen when,inevitably,she is no longer around?King Charles IIItakes the audience by the hand, leading it ...

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King Charles III – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Robert Powell as King Charles III

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: Rupert Goold with Whitney Mosery Reviewer:R G Balgray After spending what seems like ages confronting questions of our own national identity, it is perhaps appropriate to remember an earlier priority: namely, trying to understand our larger Southern neighbour. In an unusual way, King Charles III, presently at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, makes its own contribution to ...

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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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