West End hears ‘Speech’

Tour heads to London stage

“The King’s Speech,” David Seidel’s play that formed the basis of the Oscar-winning movie, will transfer to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theater to start perfs March 22 ahead of a March 27 opening.

Produced by Playful Prods. and Michael Alden Prods., the stage preem is helmed by Adrian Noble and designed by Anthony Ward.

Transfer follows a well-reviewed seven-week U.K. tour. Show stars Charles Edwards (“The 39 Steps”) as King George VI, the role created by Colin Firth, and Jonathan Hyde as Lionel Logue. Emma Fielding plays Queen Elizabeth, Joss Ackland is George V and Ian McNeice plays Winston Churchill. Further casting includes Michael Feast, David Killick Charlotte Randle and Daniel Betts.

Seidler’s screenplay about King George VI conquering his debilitating stammer with the help of speech therapist Logue was one of 2010’s most successful films, winning Seidel the Oscar and BAFTA for best original screenplay and grossing more than $414 million worldwide. Various characters sidelined in the film are placed in stronger light in the stage version.

The production will follow the limited run of Jackie Mason’s U.K. farewell show “Fearless,” which shutters March 17 at the Wyndham’s.

More Legit

  • School Girls, or the African Mean

    Off Broadway Review: 'School Girls, or the African Mean Girls Play'

    “The King’s Speech,” David Seidel’s play that formed the basis of the Oscar-winning movie, will transfer to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theater to start perfs March 22 ahead of a March 27 opening. Produced by Playful Prods. and Michael Alden Prods., the stage preem is helmed by Adrian Noble and designed by Anthony Ward. Transfer […]

  • Escape to Margaritaville review

    Pre-Broadway Review: Jimmy Buffett Musical 'Escape to Margaritaville'

    “The King’s Speech,” David Seidel’s play that formed the basis of the Oscar-winning movie, will transfer to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theater to start perfs March 22 ahead of a March 27 opening. Produced by Playful Prods. and Michael Alden Prods., the stage preem is helmed by Adrian Noble and designed by Anthony Ward. Transfer […]

  • Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault

    Old Vic Theater Logs 20 Complaints About Kevin Spacey, Pledges to Improve Accountability

    “The King’s Speech,” David Seidel’s play that formed the basis of the Oscar-winning movie, will transfer to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theater to start perfs March 22 ahead of a March 27 opening. Produced by Playful Prods. and Michael Alden Prods., the stage preem is helmed by Adrian Noble and designed by Anthony Ward. Transfer […]

  • The Drama League Expands DirectorFest to

    The Drama League Expands DirectorFest

    “The King’s Speech,” David Seidel’s play that formed the basis of the Oscar-winning movie, will transfer to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theater to start perfs March 22 ahead of a March 27 opening. Produced by Playful Prods. and Michael Alden Prods., the stage preem is helmed by Adrian Noble and designed by Anthony Ward. Transfer […]

  • The Play That Goes Wrong

    'Come From Away,' 'Falsettos,' 'The Play That Goes Wrong' Join Ahmanson's Upcoming Season

    “The King’s Speech,” David Seidel’s play that formed the basis of the Oscar-winning movie, will transfer to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theater to start perfs March 22 ahead of a March 27 opening. Produced by Playful Prods. and Michael Alden Prods., the stage preem is helmed by Adrian Noble and designed by Anthony Ward. Transfer […]

  • Broadway sales Hello Dolly Anastasia Come

    'Come From Away,' Hit Broadway Musical, Being Made Into Feature Film

    “The King’s Speech,” David Seidel’s play that formed the basis of the Oscar-winning movie, will transfer to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theater to start perfs March 22 ahead of a March 27 opening. Produced by Playful Prods. and Michael Alden Prods., the stage preem is helmed by Adrian Noble and designed by Anthony Ward. Transfer […]

  • Stagecraft podcast Ayad Akhtar

    Stagecraft Podcast: Ayad Akhtar Talks 'Junk,' Pulitzers and Faith (Listen)

    “The King’s Speech,” David Seidel’s play that formed the basis of the Oscar-winning movie, will transfer to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theater to start perfs March 22 ahead of a March 27 opening. Produced by Playful Prods. and Michael Alden Prods., the stage preem is helmed by Adrian Noble and designed by Anthony Ward. Transfer […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content