Performance

VenueChichester Festival Theatre
Other spaces: The Spiegeltent
TownChichester
CountyWest Sussex
From5th February 2015
To14th February 2015
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Feb 7,12,14 Mats 14:30
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The King's Speech

The King's SpeechT01889169551
Bertie, 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.
Author David Seidler


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Production details

UKTW News/Reviews

News:
08Feb15:

User Reviews

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.

Company

Corporate Sponsor Simpson Travel (Chichester)
Producer Chichester Festival Theatre
Producer Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Director Roxana Silbert
Design Tom Piper
Lighting Ollie Fenwick
Music Nick Powell
Performer Raymond Coulthard (King George VI)
Performer Jason Donovan (Lionel Logue)
Performer Nicholas Blane (Winston Churchill)
Performer Jamie Hinde (David Prince of Wales/Edward VIII)
Performer Felicity Houlbrooke (Wallace Simpson)
Performer Claire Lams (Queen Elizabeth)
Performer Katy Stephens (Myrtle Logue)
Performer Martin Turner (Archbishop Cosmo Lang)

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