When King Edward VIII abdicates for the love of Wallis Simpson, his terrified younger brother Bertie is thrust into the spotlight and crowned King George VI. In a room at 146 Harley Street, Bertie and his wife Elizabeth (the future Queen Mother) meet Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue.
Breaking all royal protocol the reluctant King and the maverick Logue embark together on a remarkable journey to correct the King’s debilitating stammer and help him deliver the radio address that will inspire his country on the brink of World War II.
Directed by Adrian Noble and designed by Anthony Ward, the cast includes Charles Edwards as King George VI, Jonathan Hyde as Lionel Logue, Emma Fielding as Queen Elizabeth, Ian McNeice as Winston Churchill, Michael Feast as Cosmo Lang, and Joss Ackland as King George V. Further casting includes Charlotte Randle as Myrtle Logue, David Killick as Stanley Baldwin, and Daniel Betts as King Edward VIII.
Book tickets for The King’s Speech at Wyndham’s Theatre!
THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF A MUSICAL MASTERPIECE!
Starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, this ‘wickedly funny’ (Guardian) production of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘magnificent masterpiece’ (Evening Standard) is set to thrill West End audiences from March 2012.
A five star, sell-out smash hit at Chichester Festival Theatre with standing ovations every night, audiences and critics agree – this ‘mesmerising and enticing’ (Financial Times) musical is unmissable.
Laced with dark humour, dazzling wit and an infectious score, it tells of Sweeney Todd’s return to London after years of false imprisonment, and his savage quest for justice and retribution. Aided and abetted by pie-shop owner, Mrs Lovett, he sets out to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family many years before..
Directed by Jonathan Kent and designed by Anthony Ward, Sweeney Todd comes to London for a strictly limited season. Don’t miss MICHAEL BALL giving ‘the performance of his life’ (Daily Mail) with the ‘show stopping’ IMELDA STAUNTON (Mail on Sunday) in what promises to be the theatrical event of the year.
Book tickets for Sweeney Todd wtih Adelphi Theatre, London