The King's Speech - Wyndham's Theatre
|Running dates||from Mar 22 2012 to Jul 21 2012|
|My Rating||Review This Show|
|Most expensive ticket||£85|
|What's on Stage (Other reviewers)||Full Review|
|Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)||Full Review|
|Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)||Full Review|
|West End Whingers||Full Review|
|Caroline McGinn (Time Out)||Full Review|
|Lia Buddle||Some wonderful performances of a lovely play - but the design made the whole production feel dark, blank and dreary.|
|Cabe Franklin||Obvious tourist bait, but perfectly pleasant due to likeable leads. Charles Edwards shines as Colin Firth, and the stuttering live on stage is more poignant than in the film - there is nowhere else to look. Jonathan Hyde charming as Lionel Logue. Direction odd - seemed a shot for shot remake of the film, some scenes only 10-15 seconds long - and Logue's wife extremely one-note. But will do well.|
Overview, Cast and Creatives
[Premiere: Richmond Theatre; Main run: Wyndham's Theatre]
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.
|Featured Actors/Actresses||David Killick|