The Verdict: Read Reviews for Olivier Award-Winning King Charles III on Broadway

The Verdict   The Verdict: Read Reviews for Olivier Award-Winning King Charles III on Broadway
King Charles III officially opened at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway Nov. 1. The award-winning play imagines a future with Prince Charles at the throne. Read what the critics have to say!
Tim Pigott-Smith and company in <i>King Charles III</i>
Tim Pigott-Smith and company in King Charles III Joan Marcus

"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.

The critics are filing their reviews, and will continue to update them for our readers. 

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Written in Shakespearean-style verse by Mike Bartlett and directed by Rupert Goold, 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.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (212) 239-6200. The Music Box is located on West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. The box office is open Mon.-Sat, 10 AM – 8 PM.

For more information, including full performance schedule, visit

See below for the trailer for the Broadway production:


Here is the trailer for the 2014 London production:

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