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The King’s Speech

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater

The King’s Speech

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In this inspiring true story from Oscar Award-winning writer David Seidler, Great Britain’s reluctant monarch finds a surprising ally in an unexpected place. Before the royal family we know today, Queen Elizabeth’s father, George VI, ascended the throne, a most unlikely king. Thrust into the spotlight after his brother David gives up the right to rule to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson, Bertie (as his family knew him) struggles with a chronic stammer, yet must speak to his nation as it stands on the brink of World War II. Enter an unconventional speech therapist named Lionel Logue, whose methods are anything but common. With Logue’s help, Bertie finds his voice, and forever changes the course of history. Portraying these two extraordinary men are Harry Hadden-Paton, (Broadway’s My Fair Lady, Downton Abbey, The Crown) and James Frain (The Tudors, True Blood, The White Queen), who lead a stellar cast that brings Seidler’s drama to life on stage—as he first imagined it—in this not-to-be missed North American Premiere.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater - 800 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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Saturday, Sep 21
  1. 3:00pm
  2. 8:00pm