King Charles III  
King Charles III

by Mike Bartlett

Directed by Ruth Sullivan

Evenings at 7.30
Wednesday 23rd January - Saturday 26th January and Tuesday 29th January - Saturday 2nd February
Matinées at 3.00
Saturdays 26th January and 2nd February

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

King Charles III is a modern Shakespearian classic - a play in five acts, written in a combination of blank verse and prose, and featuring all the drama, comedy relief, intrigue and political machinations one would expect from the bard.

It takes place in an imagined future, immediately after the funeral of the Queen, and explores the nature of democracy and the rôle our monarchy plays within it.

First performed at the Almeida Theatre in 2014 with Tim Pigott-Smith in the title rôle, it won Critics' Circle and Olivier awards for Best New Play. It transferred to the West End's Wyndham Theatre and was adapted for the BBC in 2017.

Cast List

King Charles III : Martin South
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall : Jo Nevin
William, Duke of Cambridge : Dan Draper
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge : Helen McGill
Harry, Prince Henry of Wales : Ben Grafton
Jess : Sal Fulcher
Evans, Prime Minister : Jess Hammett
Stevens, Leader of the Opposition : Robert Orchard
James Reiss : Alistair Maydon

Ensemble : Annemarie Fearnley, Jonathan Wober, Nigel Oram, Ben Kynaston, Sergio Cittadino, Sabrina Asrafova, Sarah Cotton


Production Team

Director : Ruth Sullivan
Set Design : Max Batty
Costume Design : Kathleen Morrison
Lighting Design : Rob Hebblethwaite
Sound Design : Ruth Sullivan and Laurence Tuerk
Composer : Tara Creme

Stage Manager : Roanne Insley
Assistant Director : Christopher Little
ASMs : Jacqui Dickson, Jonathan Brandt
Sound Operator : Laurence Tuerk
Lighting Operator : Emily Carmichael
Technical Coordinator : Laurence Tuerk