A 2015 Olivier Award winner, 'King Charles III' is a drama of political intrigue: the Queen is dead, and after a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne. More…
A future of power lies before King Charles III…but how to rule? The controversial play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy and the conscience of Britain's most famous family. Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best Play.
See it if you are interested in power politics. For me, KC was more to be admired than loved. Some strong acting and surprises, but also tedium.
Don't see it if you're expecting Shakesp (KC lacks his genius). The grandiose parts were boring. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I didn't have fun.
See it if you like Shakespearean plays and language and appreciate a brilliant performance by Tim Pigott-Smith as the beleaguered Charles
Don't see it if you don't appreciate an expository first act that builds slowly, a little too obvious foreshadowing or formulaic music; still wonderful
See it if You enjoy verse plays. You're familiar w/Shakespeare's history plays. You're familiar w/the royal family. You like political dramas.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy verse.You don't like Shakespeare's history plays.You don't care about the royal family.You don't like political drama.
See it if you enjoy a complex, rich theatrical experience with fantastic performances and original writing--also, if you love Shakespeare.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of Shakespearean themes or are tired of stories about the British monarchy.
See it if You love (faux) Shakespeare and plots about British royalty.
Don't see it if You don't like complicated Shakespearean language in a modern plot. I found it quite boring but many enjoy it.
See it if You like Shakespearean plays for how epic they are in scope, even if the language can bore you now and then.
Don't see it if You are interested in lighter, less thought-provoking fare.
See it if you want to see a fascinating historical drama examining the future. See this if you want to see an original play with fantastic acting.
Don't see it if you don't appreciate Shakespearian verse, long British dramas, or the Royal Family.
See it if you enjoy structured and formulaic language (think Shakespeare) and a complicated but riveting family historical/future drama
Don't see it if you want an easy experience; something that doesn't require deep listening and analysis
See it if Speculating on what so many wonder, the future of the British monarchy. After all these years in waiting, will Charles ever be king?
Don't see it if If you like history, find the crown a bit interesting, the story will intrigue..
See it if you’re looking for contemporary royal politics presented in Shakespearean verse ... and working brilliantly!
Don't see it if you hate the fascination with the royal family.
See it if you've ever enjoyed even a moment of a Shakespearean History, watched William & Kate get married, or want metered plays to make a come back
Don't see it if you are politically disengaged. Hate alternate history or ending scenes with rhyming couplets.
See it if you wonder what might happen when Elizabeth dies. If you are an Anglophile and love British royalty
Don't see it if If you are not remotely interested in British royalty.
See it if Fine British drama exquisitely rendered but a great cast and fine director.
Don't see it if You don't like to think.
See it if you want a well-written drama, you wish Shakespeare would write a new play, and/or you are a Royal Watcher.
Don't see it if you prefer theater with lighter themes.
See it if would like to see a well done futuristic drama based on Britain's Royal Family with a twist of Shakespearean innuendos.
Don't see it if do not like dramas based on the Royal Family or if you despise Shakespeare.
See it if you want to see a truly challenging and absorbing play.
Don't see it if you're not up to the task or don't want something that requires attention and thoughtful viewing.
See it if Shakespearean epic tales of power and betrayal are your cup of tea! Brilliant writing and performances make for thrilling theatre!
Don't see it if you hate wordy plays with little action and not much spectacle. This is pretty cerebral fare.
See it if You want to see a challenging and unusual play
Don't see it if You are looking for a fluffy lighthearted show. Or don't like Britain.