King Charles III

King Charles III

A sold-out hit both on Broadway and in London's West End, Mike Bartlett’s brilliant contemporary work of speculative history blurs the boundaries of truth and tragedy. Queen Elizabeth II is dead. Prince Charles ascends to the throne, but what kind of ruler will he make for this once-united kingdom? Flanked by wife Camilla and sons William and Harry, Charles challenges an uncompromising Parliament, but it is his daughter-in-law, princess Kate, who shows the real ambition for the sceptered isle. Is Charles the man who would be king, or was he born to succeed only in name? Hailed as “fresh, thrilling and fearlessly comic” (Entertainment Weekly), this imaginative and Shakespearean tale of future history is a theatrical event of crowning achievement.

By Mike Bartlett
Directed by David Muse
A coproduction with Seattle Repertory Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company

A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

405 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States