Drama depicts the monarchy’s future

It might be grizzly to think of the Queen’s demise weeks after she celebrated becoming the longest serving monarch.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 7th October 2015, 7:30 am
Robert Powell and Richard Glaves
Robert Powell and Richard Glaves

Yet the play King Charles III coming to Milton Keynes Theatre asks its audience to do that.

The play explores the peopleunderneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.

Rupert Glaves, who plays Prince Harry in the show, said: “The play is designed to be future history and it takes the hypothetical scenario of what would happen when the current Queen dies and Charles ascends to the throne.

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“It also looks at the impact on British country and the royal family. But there are characters that you would expect. Such as Camilla, Prince William, Harry, Kate Middleton.

“It is not designed to be a comedy show but there are definitely lines in there that will make people laugh.

“I base Prince Harry on Prince Hal in Henry IV by Shakespeare, in that he enjoys himself.

“There is also the perception of him that is given to us through the media and that gives you things which you can access when you are playing a character.

“I think one of the best things about this show is you don’t have to be a monarchist or a Republican when you are watching this.

“Neither does it give you an answer on what is the best way to be done. It enables you to go away and think about it.”

Robert Powell also stars in the title role of the show from Monday, October 12, to Saturday, October 17. He has previously appeared in the medical drama Holby City but has also appeared in the sitcom The Detectives and television shows Jesus of Nazareth and The 39 Steps.

For further information or to book tickets to see King Charles III call the box office on 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.co.uk/miltonkeynes.