Exit the King


Somewhere in Europe the kingdom is disintegrating. It's the last day of King Bérenger's life. Queen Marguerite is preparing for the end and Queen Marie is in denial. The King is 400 years old and dying, but he's clinging on for dear life.
Exit the King at National Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Black comedy
Venue: National Theatre
Started: Tuesday 17 July 2018
Closed: Saturday 6 October 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Patrick Marber (Three Days in the Country, Hedda Gabler) directs his new version of Exit the King with a cast including Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, A Christmas Carol) in the title role and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones, Man and Superman) as his first Queen.

Synopsis


Somewhere in Europe the kingdom is disintegrating.


It's the last day of King Bérenger's life.


Queen Marguerite is preparing for the end and Queen Marie is in denial.


The King is 400 years old and dying, but he's clinging on for dear life ...


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 17 July 2018

Press night:Wednesday 25 July 2018

Closes:Saturday 6 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Standard:
From £20

Access information


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:

Friday 7 September, 7.30pm & Saturday 8 September, 2pm, preceded by a Touch Tour


Cast


Jeremy Bennett

Sarah Campbell

Debra Gillett

Derek Griffiths

Rhys Ifans

Natalie Law

Jane MacFarlane

Amy Morgan

Adrian Scarborough

Emma Thornett

Indira Varma

Russell Wilcox


Creatives


Author: Eugène Ionesco, in a new version by Patrick Marber
Composer: Adam Cork
Director: Patrick Marber
Designer: Anthony Ward
Lighting: Hugh Vanstone
Sound: Adam Cork
Movement: Naomi Said

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