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Much anticipated The King's Speech play to receive world premiere in Guildford

PUBLISHED: 20:01 02 December 2011 | UPDATED: 20:07 20 February 2013

Much anticipated The King's Speech play to receive world premiere in Guildford

Much anticipated The King's Speech play to receive world premiere in Guildford

The world premier production of the original play of The King's Speech by David Seidler will be brought to the stage next year and Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre will be its first host.

The world premiere production of the original play of The Kings Speech by David Seidler will be brought to the stage next year and Guildfords Yvonne Arnaud Theatre will be its first host.


David Seidler wrote The Kings Speech as a play before it became a film for which he won both the Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Screenplay.


Charles Edwards who recently appeared at Shakespeares Globe opposite Eve Best in Much Ado About Nothing will play George VI and Australian born Jonathan Hyde, who was recently seen in The Deep Blue Sea at Chichester Festival Theatre, will play speech therapist Lionel Logue.


David Seidlers story about how King George VI conquered his debilitating stammer with the help of maverick speech therapist Lionel Logue was one of 2010s most successful films, winning countless awards including four Academy Awards and seven BAFTAs, and grossing over $400,000,000 worldwide at the Box Office.


The play will receive its premiere at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford on Wednesday February 1, 2012.



The Kings Speech:
appearing near you in 2012



  • Wednesday February 1 to Saturday February 11 @ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX: 01483 440000 / http://tickets.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/ (tickets on sale on Tuesday November 1)

  • Monday March 5 to Saturday March 10 @ Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QJ: 0844 871 7651 / http://www.atgtickets.com/Richmond.



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