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.


Author: David Seidler
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Archive listings for The King's Speech

Work type: Play.


Presented byPaul Taylor-Mills.
20 Aug 19 to 24 Aug 19Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield :: V425
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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).
3 Jun 15 to 8 Jun 15Hall for Cornwall, Truro :: V1183
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26 May 15 to 1 Jun 15Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
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18 May 15 to 25 May 15King's Theatre, Edinburgh :: V601
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11 May 15 to 16 May 15The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
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5 May 15 to 9 May 15Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
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27 Apr 15 to 2 May 15Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
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21 Apr 15 to 25 Apr 15Grand Opera House, Belfast :: V548
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13 Apr 15 to 18 Apr 15Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
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7 Apr 15 to 11 Apr 15New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
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30 Mar 15 to 4 Apr 15Opera House, Manchester :: V488
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16 Mar 15 to 21 Mar 15Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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9 Mar 15 to 14 Mar 15Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
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25 Feb 15 to 7 Mar 15Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
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5 Feb 15 to 14 Feb 15Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester :: V719
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World Premiere. Run time: Approx. 130minsCorporate Sponsor Mallory (Bath). Producer Playful Productions. Producer Michael Alden Productions. Director Adrian Noble. Design Anthony Ward. Performer Charles Edwards (George VI). Performer Jonathan Hyde (Lionel Logue). Performer Emma Fielding (Queen Elizabeth). Performer Joss Ackland (George V). Performer Ian McNeice (Churchill). Performer Michael Feast (Cosmo Lang). Performer Charlotte Randle (Myrtle Logue). Performer Daniel Betts (King Edward VIII). Performer David Killick (Stanley Baldwin).
22 Mar 12 to 12 May 12Wyndham's Theatre, West End :: V421
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12 Mar 12 to 17 Mar 12Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
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5 Mar 12 to 10 Mar 12Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
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27 Feb 12 to 3 Mar 12Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
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20 Feb 12 to 25 Feb 12Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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13 Feb 12 to 18 Feb 12Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
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2 Feb 12 to 11 Feb 12Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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6 Aug 19 to 10 Aug 19Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
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