Long Live King Charles III ReBlog Day 14/18

King Charles IIIMusic Box Theatre
King Charles III Music Box Theatre Production Credits: Rupert Goold (director) Tom Scutt (design) Jon Clark (lighting) Paul Arditti (sound) Other Credits: Written by: Mike Bartlett

Day 14/18 #TonyAwards2016 Best Play

As the @TonyAwards approach, I thought #Frontmezzjunkies should repost all the reviews of all the main best plays/musicals/revivals in all four categories and list their nominations. So here it goes.
Day 14 of 18
King Charles III
Up for 5 #TonyAwards
Including:
Best Play – #MikeBartlett
Best Leading Actor- #TimPigottSmith
Best Featured Actor – #RichardGoulding
Best Costume Design – #TomScutt
Best Direction – #RupertGoold
also up for
3 @Drama Desk Award nominations
1 @Drama League Award nomination
3 @Outer Critics Circle Award nominations
Here’s what I had to say about it back in the fall:
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The Queen is Dead, Long Live King Charles III

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When the house lights dimmed, I wondered, which direction is this play going to go. I knew the concept was an alternate universe scenario; a set up that the Queen of England, my Queen (I’m Canadian), the ever-lasting Queen Elizabeth, has died. And Prince Charles (Tim Pigott-Smith), who has had a lifetime of hanging around the edges, is now the King. Here is where Mike Bartlett’s play, King Charles III begins, dramatically with candles and a choral requiem.  But the question remains, where are they planning on taking this?  All the real life characters are there: Camilla (Margot Leicester), William (Oliver Chris), Harry (Richard Goulding), and Kate (Lydia Wilson), all perfectly cast, looking the part, and setting the scene, along with various politicians, Londoners, and palace employees. And the question that remained for the first few scenes, was, “Is this going to be funny? Or serious?”…. for full review, click the link below:

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