IF you were one of the many people who loved the Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech, there’s a theatrical treat in store when the original play that inspired the movie is staged at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from February 13-18.
The play, by David Seidler, stars Charles Edwards as King George VI and is directed by Adrian Noble, former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
When King Edward VIII abdicates for the love of Wallis Simpson, his terrified brother Bertie is thrust into the spotlight. In a time of national crisis, a debilitating speech impediment leaves him incapable of speaking for his country on the brink of World War II.
So a maverick Australian speech therapist breaks all royal protocol to embark on an unconvential journey to cure the monarch’s stammer.
Tickets to see the theatrical incarnation of The King’s Speech are available from the box office on 0115 9895555.