Photo: Perou (used with permission)
The King's Speech closes at the Richmond Theatre 10 March. Its final stop on tour is the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, where it will run 12-17 March.
Below are a couple of excerpts from recent reviews of the play.
"Edwards in particular is powerful and deeply touching in the role. A stammer is easy to ham on stage, but Edwards has studied his subject well and is utterly compelling. Bertie’s tic isn’t just confined to his diaphragm; Edwards uses his whole body to play out the reluctant King’s convulsive fear of public speaking. Far from portraying a simple B-b-b-bertie choking on his plosives, Edwards’ performance shows a complex, duty-conscious man whose only way to express his personality – his voice – is throttled by little checks and hesitations."
"The excellent Charles Edwards is a frustrated, engaging and very human Bertie; his whole coiled body seems also to stammer when he struggles to get his words out, while in another, unguarded moment he displays charming, almost childlike fascination with a model plane."
Ciaran Brown has written about meeting Charles after a Nottingham performance of the play at his website Ciaran Meets the Stars.