Prince Charles Satire King Charles III May Transfer to Broadway

News   Prince Charles Satire King Charles III May Transfer to Broadway
King Charles III, a new play by Mike Bartlett currently in performances in London, is aiming for a Broadway transfer, the New York Times reports.

Described as a "future history play" about the U.K.'s next monarch, King Charles III would be presented by Stuart Thompson and Sonia Friedman, producers of recent transfers The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the double-bill of Twelfth Night/Richard III, respectively.

Tim Pigott-Smith
Tim Pigott-Smith Photo by Johan Persson

After receiving its world premiere at London's Almeida Theater, King Charles III transferred to the West End, where it plays an extended run through Jan. 31. Rupert Goold (Enron, Macbeth) directs.

The play imagines a future when Prince Charles takes over the monarchy from his mother Queen Elizabeth.

The Times reports that Tim Pigott-Smith ("Downton Abbey," "V for Vendetta,"), currently starring in London, would likely star in the Broadway production.

Bartlett's previous plays include Artefacts, Cock, Love Love Love, Bull, Chariots of Fire, Contractions, My Child, Medea and 13.

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