Photo: Perou (used with permission).
Following its final performance in Brighton at the Theatre Royal tomorrow (3 March), The King's Speech will be performed at the Richmond Theatre 5-10 March. Below is a selection of quotes from some recent reviews of the play.
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"Charles Edwards is perfect casting as the shy and misunderstood king in waiting."
"Charles Edwards as Bertie once more confirms his skill at showing the human face of patrician figures."
"George VI (Bertie) is beautifully done by Charles Edwards. And it’s not just the stuttering either: he gets the affronted class insecurity and the feeling of hopeless failure splendidly. He’s an entirely sympathetic character."
"Edwards is fantastic at conveying the stuffy, stiff upper-lip persona of the king, which is gradually thawed by Logue’s laid-back approach, while Hyde’s performance shows genuine warmth, ensuring the audience can’t help but love Logue."
"Charles Edwards, Jonathan Hyde and Emma Fielding are truly outstanding."
"Charles Edwards is quite magnificent in his portrayal of a man who would not be king but rises, growling and stammering, to his birthright, growing in stature with every scene."