King Charles III

Jeanne Paulsen as Camilla and Robert Joy as King Charles in the American Conservatory Theater production of King Charles III, directed by David Muse.. Kevin Berne
Performance Dates

The Queen is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne with Camilla by his side. As William, Kate and Harry look on, Charles prepares for the future of power that lies before him…but how to rule? Written primarily in Shakespearean blank verse, this modern history play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of Britain’s democracy and the conscience of its most famous family.

In the wake of sensational Broadway and West End runs, Studio Theatre Artistic Director David Muse will direct the regional theatre debut of King Charles III, Mike Bartlett’s Olivier Award-winning play. Spinning a tale of modern royalty with classic poetic language, Bartlett constructs a contemporary Shakespearean drama in our immediate future.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
120 minutes


Cootsy, Sir Michael, Others (u/s William)
Mr. Stevens
Speaker of the House, Sir Gordon, Others
James Reiss (u/s Charles III)
Spencer, Kebab Seller, Others
King Charles III
Prince William
Ghost, Newspaper Woman, Others (u/s Kate)
Prime Minister Evans
Prince Harry
Ensemble (u/s Jess)

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for plays
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Associate Director: Sivan Battat
Associate Sound Designer: Charles Coes