Friday, September 22, 2017

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with Victoria Hamilton and More for ALBION at the Almeida by BroadwayWorld

It's England really, isn't it A climate without cloud and rain isn't honest. In the ruins of a garden in rural England, in a house which was once a home, one woman searches for seeds of hope…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Theatre News: Further casting announced for Mike Bartlett's new play

The show is Rupert Goold and Mike Bartlett's first collaboration since King Charles III

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Maggie Brown: Edgy King Charles III drama is still causing a stir at the BBC by Maggie Brown

When BBC2 screened its adaptation of Mike Bartlett’s acclaimed stage play King Charles III in May, it made a stir in TV

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Monday, July 17, 2017

A New Mike Bartlett Play and a ‘Twilight Zone’ Adaptation Are Planned at Almeida by Roslyn Sulcas

Highlights of the Almeida Theater’s 2017-18 season, announced Monday, include “Albion,” a new work by Mr. Bartlett, the author of “King Charles III.”

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James Graham's Ink, Starring Tony Nominee Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch, Will Transfer to London's West End by Andy Lefkowitz

James Graham's new play Ink, which follows the birth of England's most influential newspaper, will transfer to the West End's Duke of York Theatre for a run from September 9, 201…

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Book Now For Hit Play INK In The West End! by BroadwayWorld

Following a sell-out season at the Almeida, Ink, written by James Graham This House and directed by Rupert Goold King Charles III, transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West En…

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Mike Bartlett and Tennessee Williams lead new Almeida season by Tim Bano

A new play by King Charles III writer Mike Bartlett and a Tennessee Williams revival lead the Almeida Theatre’s new season. Albion

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Mike Bartlett drama, Albion, to be staged at Almeida theatre by Hannah Ellis-Petersen

New play from writer of King Charles III will explore ideas of British identity against backdrop of a country house A new work by Mike Bartlett, the writer behind hit play and BBC drama King…

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Deaf West Production of Our Town, with Jane Kaczmarek, to Play Pasadena Playhouse by

The L.A.-based theater company Deaf West will present a mounting of Thornton Wilder's Our Town at Pasadena Playhouse. Our Town will feature Emmy nominee Jane Kaczmarek in the ensemble ca…

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Friday, May 12, 2017

The Guardian view on King Charles III: a foreboding play | Editorial by Editorial

The BBC2 broadcast of Mike Bartlett’s play is a reminder that even for republicans, the Queen’s death will loom largeKing Charles III, Mike Bartlett’s play set in a future shortly afte…

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King Charles III airs on PBS Sunday evening by Steven McKnight

King Charles III, a filmed adaptation of the London production of Mike Bartlett’s Tony-nominated play, airs this Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. EDT as a one-off episode of PBS’s Masterpiece T…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017


Uneasy lies the head that waits for the crown. Mike Barlett's King Charles III was a deserved award-winning success when it took the Almeida by storm in 2014, transferring into the West End …

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BBC2’s King Charles III pulls in 1.8 million viewers by Tim Bano

BBC2’s broadcast of King Charles III attracted 1.8 million viewers, according to overnight ratings. The television adaptation of Mike Bartlett’s play starred

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King Charles III starring Tim Pigott-Smith review on BBC2 – ‘a play for today’ by Stewart Pringle

Sweep away the desperate and derelict controversy that’s frothed around its broadcast, and this TV adaptation of Mike Bartlett’s 2014 future-history play

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

King Charles III review – a 21st-century Shakespearean tragedy by Michael Billington

Wyndham’s, LondonTim Pigott-Smith gives the performance of his career in Mike Bartlett’s intelligent meditation on the pressures and purpose of monarchy today• King Charles III: a West…

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King Charles III review – Shakespearean take on future reign raises unique questions for Australia by Steve Dow

Roslyn Packer theatre, SydneyAfter an acclaimed run in the UK and on Broadway, Rupert Goold’s production of Mike Bartlett’s audacious play holds particular resonance for the coloniesThe …

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Odds & Ends: Rise TV Musical Pilot Picked Up by NBC, King Charles III TV Remake Trailer & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Everybody Rise! Musical Pilot Formerly Named Drama High Picked Up by NBC NBC has picked up the new musical TV show Rise, pre…

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King Charles III, BBC2 — a drama with depth and humour

Tim Pigott-Smith gives an understated performance that brims with frustration and melancholy

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

VIDEO: First Look - Tony Nominated KING CHARLES III Comes to PBS, 5/14 by TV News Desk

Masterpiece onPBSand the BBC have teamed on a television adaption of the Tony-nominated play KING CHARLES III. The project will mark a reunion of the hit show's creative team, with writer Mi…

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Watch the Trailer for TV Adaptation of King Charles III by Olivia Clement

The film will air May 14 on Masterpiece on PBS.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

King Charles III: a West End treat for royalists and tourists alike by Mark Lawson

Mike Bartlett's mock-Shakespearean take on constitutional crisis over Prince Charles proves an attraction• 'Royally entertaining' ... Michael Billington's review of the Almeida productionA…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Tim Pigott-Smith: playing with Pelé, channelling Prince Charles and falling in love with my horse by Tim Pigott-Smith

In these exclusive extracts from his posthumously published memoir, the actor recalls filming Escape to Victory and The Jewel in the Crown, and how Buckingham Palace spied on him in King Cha…

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Tim Pigott-Smith: from The Jewel in the Crown to King Charles III by Jasper.rees

The actor played pillars of the establishment, but there was much more to him than that It is the fate of a certain type of well-spoken classically trained actor to wear the livery of the En…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Tim Pigott-Smith: a man born to play kings by Mark Lawson

The actor’s imposing vocal and physical presence equipped him to play Lear and a future Charles III as well as a series of police and army officersCombining height with a voice of unusual …

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Tim Pigott-Smith, 'Jewel in the Crown' Star and Stage Actor, Dies at 70

He became a regular on British TV screens in everything from 'Doctor Who' to 'Downton Abbey,' and starred on Broadway in 2015 in 'King Charles III.'read more

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Tim Pigott-Smith, Tony Nominee for KING CHARLES III, Dies at 70 by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that British actorTim Pigott-Smith, who was nominated for a Tony last year for his turn in Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III, has died. He was 70.

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King Charles III – a flawed premise but royally entertaining by Michael Billington

Almeida theatre, LondonMike Bartlett has written a speculative play about the future of the monarchy that has the courage to ask serious questionsMike Bartlett has written a speculative play…

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Tim Pigott-Smith: a life on stage and screen – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Theatre, film and TV actor Tim Pigott-Smith came to the British public’s attention as Ronald Merrick in the 1984 TV series The Jewel in the Crown, and starred in plays and films including …

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Tim Pigott-Smith, 2016 Tony Award Nominee for Mike Bartlett's King Charles III, Dies at 70 by Andy Lefkowitz

Tim Pigott-Smith, the British actor who earned a Tony Award nomination for playing an imagined version of Prince Charles in Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III, has died at age 70, accord…

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Tim Pigott-Smith, a Tony Nominee for King Charles III, Dies at 70 by Ryan McPhee

The British actor was due to star in a U.K. tour of Death of a Salesman beginning April 10.

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Obituaries: West End Stage Legend and Tony Nominee Tim Pigott-Smith Dies at 70

Pigott-Smith appeared on Broadway last season in Mike Bartlett's King Charles III.

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