King Charles III on his way to Raleigh

April 4, 2018 by  

King Charles III is coming to Raleigh, according to a recent article in Broadway World.

History buffs will immediately say “wait a second, there was no Charles III,” and they would be correct. The king referred to is the title character in a play described as a “future history,” about what might happen when the present Queen Elizabeth II dies, and Prince Charles takes the throne. The play was written by Mike Bartlett and opened in London in 2014. It has since run on Broadway, toured the U.K. and Australia, and been made into a film for television.

Set in the not-very-distant future in England, the play is a study of the politics surrounding the new king, whose opponents believe he will not stand up to them as they try to pass a law that could destroy the free press. Reviewers have called the play “brilliant,” “unexpected,” and “dazzlingly presumptuous.”

The play will be produced by the Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh and will run from April 12 through 29 at the Murphey School Auditorium on Polk Street. The performances are planned for April 12, 13, and 14; 19, 20, and 21; and 26, 27, and 28. There will be matinees on the Sundays, April 15, 22, and 29, at 2.00 pm. Compete information can be found on the theater’s website.

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