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The King's Speech

The King's Speech (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01889169551. Details of all The King's Speech archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S946917921

Archive Listings

3 Jun 15
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8 Jun 15
Hall for Cornwall
Truro, Cornwall
Performance Details => Venue archive
26 May 15
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1 Jun 15
Grand Theatre and Opera House
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
18 May 15
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25 May 15
King's Theatre
Edinburgh
Performance Details => Venue archive
11 May 15
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16 May 15
Oxford Playhouse
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
5 May 15
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9 May 15
Milton Keynes Theatre
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
27 Apr 15
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2 May 15
Malvern Theatres
Malvern, Worcestershire
Performance Details => Venue archive
21 Apr 15
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25 Apr 15
Grand Opera House
Belfast
Performance Details => Venue archive
13 Apr 15
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18 Apr 15
Sheffield Theatres
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
7 Apr 15
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11 Apr 15
New Victoria Theatre
Woking, Surrey
Performance Details => Venue archive
30 Mar 15
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4 Apr 15
Opera House
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Performance Details => Venue archive
16 Mar 15
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21 Mar 15
Theatre Royal
Glasgow
Performance Details => Venue archive
9 Mar 15
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14 Mar 15
Arts Theatre
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
25 Feb 15
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7 Mar 15
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Birmingham, West Midlands
Performance Details => Venue archive
5 Feb 15
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14 Feb 15
Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester, West Sussex
Performance Details => Venue archive

Details

The King's Speech archiveBertie, the Duke of York, was never meant to be King. Shy, fragile, afflicted with profound stuttering, his occasional public speeches were a torment to himself and worse to those forced to listen. When his older brother David, now Edward VIII, abdicates his throne in exchange for the bed of a twice divorced American with Nazi sympathies, Bertie s wife Elizabeth turns to a Harley Street speech therapist from Australia: Lionel Logue. What transpires in the privacy of Logue s consultation room is the heart of this drama. Can Bertie, the reluctant King, be ?cured to get through his Coronation, and even more daunting, speak via the BBC to anxious millions throughout the world, rallying the troops, a nation, and an Empire to defend democracy? At the crucial moment comes the disclosure that Logue is not what he seems. Carefully researched, this is the true story of a friendship that changed history.

Cast/Performers

Raymond Coulthard (King George VI), Jason Donovan (Lionel Logue), Nicholas Blane (Winston Churchill), Jamie Hinde (David Prince of Wales / Edward VIII), Felicity Houlbrooke (Wallace Simpson), Claire Lams (Queen Elizabeth), Katy Stephens (Myrtle Logue), Martin Turner (Archbishop Cosmo Lang)

Creatives/Company

Author: David Seidler
Corporate Sponsor: Simpson Travel (Chichester)
Producer(s): Chichester Festival Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Director: Roxana Silbert
Design: Tom Piper
Lighting: Ollie Fenwick
Music: Nick Powell

Reviews

Reviews


Linda King.: 27May15:
Saw last night at Leeds Grand. Loved it, bought a tear to my eye.

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19May15: The tour of the play of the film with Jason Donovan.
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Maureen Radcliffe: 03May15:
Loved it, loved it. Saw it at Great Malvern yesterday.All the cast were superb. If you can see any remaining performance then get a ticket. It's riveting.


Geoff & Maggie Shepherd 09.04.15: 09Apr15:
Just seen the production at Woking. Absolutely loved it, thought the actors were picked to perfection for the parts they played, Also the theatre company manipulated the stage artistically as well as ingeniously. No wonder they all got a standing ovation, thank you one and all.


Dawn: 08Feb15:
Saw the performance yesterday at Chichester and what an amazing show. Raymond Coulthard and Jason Donovan were both excellent as were all the cast. Made even better by the open stage of The Chichester Festival Theatre. Loved every minute of it. Recommended it to my mother who has had a stammer for over 70 years to get tickets for the Manchester production.

News: Jason to Tour
22Aug14: New show gives dramatic role to Jason Donovan

User Reviews

Linda King. (27May15): Saw last night at Leeds Grand. Loved it, bought a tear to my eye.
Maureen Radcliffe (03May15): Loved it, loved it. Saw it at Great Malvern yesterday.All the cast were superb. If you can see any remaining performance then get a ticket. It's riveting.
Geoff & Maggie Shepherd 09.04.15 (09Apr15): Just seen the production at Woking. Absolutely loved it, thought the actors were picked to perfection for the parts they played, Also the theatre company manipulated the stage artistically as well as ingeniously. No wonder they all got a standing ovation, thank you one and all.
Dawn (08Feb15): Saw the performance yesterday at Chichester and what an amazing show. Raymond Coulthard and Jason Donovan were both excellent as were all the cast. Made even better by the open stage of The Chichester Festival Theatre. Loved every minute of it. Recommended it to my mother who has had a stammer for over 70 years to get tickets for the Manchester production.
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