The King's Speech

Mon 12th – Sat 17th Mar 2012

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“"What's the one essential thing a King must do? He must BELIEVE he is King"”

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Newcastle Theatre Royal

SUMMARY

When King Edward VIII abdicates for the love of Wallis Simpson, his terrified brother Bertie is thrust into the spotlight and crowned King George VI of England. In a room at 146 Harley Street, Bertie and his wife Elizabeth, (the future Queen Mother) are meeting the maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. Breaking all royal protocol the King and his oddball therapist embark together on an unconventional 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.

See the world premiere of David Seidler’s original play which inspired his famous Oscar winning film.

Directed by Adrian Noble, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Admission: £9

Theatre Royal

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