Review: The King’s Speech at Wyndham’s Theatre

Tiki Chris


The original play that inspired the Oscar winning film is now on stage in London. And if you liked the screen adaptation of The King’s Speech, there’s a very good chance you’ll love the play. The two are very different beasts though, and I suppose the most succinct way of distinguishing the two is to say that the play is more potent and less polite.

Didn’t see the movie? That’s okay. The play’s probably a more thorough and entertaining foray into how the Duke Of York became King George VI with a lot of help along the way from speech therapist Lionel Logue … and how the two men came to understand each other and be friends. Compared to the movie, the play delves deeper into the King’s background, his relationship with his brother and the political landscape of his day.

I caught a performance of The King’s Speech last…

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