Britain's Royal Family Comes to Broadway in King Charles III
Meet Tim Pigott-Smith, Oliver Chris, Richard Goulding, and Lydia Wilson, who make up the House of Windsor at Broadway's Music Box Theatre.
In the contemporary theatergoing atmosphere, replete with three-character, 90-minute one-acts, the idea of a sprawling, nearly-three-hour five-act drama in the style of a Shakespearian history play seems like an iffy proposition. Not so for Mike Bartlett's King Charles III, the Olivier Award-winning drama that took London by storm in 2014 and now heads to Broadway's Music Box Theatre to seek the throne. Set in a future England when Britain's Prince Charles becomes king, the work has as much intrigue and familial scheming as any one of the Bard's dramas. TheaterMania spoke with the actors portraying the royals to find out everything there is to know about bringing Charles, William, Harry, and Kate Middleton to life on stage.