Written in Shakespearean-style verse by Mike Bartlett and directed by Rupert Goold, King Charles III transferred to New York following an acclaimed London run. It began previews Oct. 10, 2015, and officially opened Nov. 1.
"The Queen is dead," press notes state. "After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne. A future of power lies before him...but how to rule?" The plot imagines a clash between the newly ascended King Charles and Parliament over a measure to restrict freedom of the press that divides the nation—and the Royal Family.
Joining Tim Pigott-Smith as King Charles III are Margot Leicester as Camilla, Anthony Calf as Mr. Stevens, Oliver Chris as William, Richard Goulding as Harry, Nyasha Hatendi as Spencer and other roles, Adam James as Mr. Evans, Miles Richardson as James Reiss, Tom Robertson as Cootsey and other roles, Sally Scott as Sarah and other roles, Tafline Steen as Jess and Lydia Wilson as Kate.
King Charles III features sets and costumes by Tom Scutt, music compositions by Jocelyn Pook, lighting design by Jon Clark and sound design by Paul Arditti.
The New York transfer of the award-winning West End production is produced by Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman and the Almeida Theatre.