Broadway’s new royal family is shaping up nicely.
The forthcoming production of the Olivier Award-winning play King Charles III—in which a future is imagined wherein the late Queen Elizabeth has been replaced on the throne by Prince Charles of Wales—has announced additional casting of the royal family (among others) for the Broadway premiere, opening on Nov. 1 at the Music Box Theatre.
Joining Tim Pigott-Smith as Charles are Oliver Chris (William, above on right), Richard Goulding (Harry, above on left), Lydia Wilson (Kate), Margot Leicester (Camilla), Adam James (Mr. Evans), Miles Richardson (James Reiss), Tafline Steen (Jess), Tom Robertson (Couttsey and other roles), Sally Scott (Sarah and other roles).
Mike Bartlett’s play, directed by Rupert Goold, recently took home the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Play following its premiere at London’s Almeida Theatre in 2014. The play toys with the idea of a royal future following the death of the Queen, where Prince Charles ascends amid changing relationships with the press, William and Kate’s rising popularity, and Harry’s newest relationship, all in a bid to explore the modern definition of royalty.