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CHICAGO PREMIERE

King Charles III

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at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

by Mike Bartlett
directed by Gary Griffin

Robert Bathurst

King Charles III

Robert Bathurst makes his US debut at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. He is best known in the UK for the television series Cold Feet (ITV), which is enjoying a revival after 13 years, and Downton Abbey (playing Sir Anthony Strallan). Theater credits include: Noises Off, Three Sisters with Kristen Scott Thomas, Hedda Gabler, The Comedy of Errors, A Little Hotel on the Side, Getting Married, The Rover, The Choice, The Nose, Blithe Spirit, Present Laughter, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, Whipping It Up, Blue/Orange and Who Cares? Mr. Bathurst co-devised the staging of Alex by cartoonist Charles Peattie, which toured Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and the UK. He produced and co-devised Love, Loss & Chianti, a staging of narrative verse by Christopher Reid with live music and animation. Other television credits include: Emma, Poirot, White Teeth, Hornblower, Red Dwarf, Joking Apart, My Dad’s the Prime Minister, The Odd Thing, Dracula, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, Wild at Heart, Toast of London, Blandings and Hattie. Mr. Bathurst is frequently heard on the radio and audiobooks. His reading of Louise Penny’s The Nature of the Beast won an Anthony Award and was nominated for an Audie in 2016. 

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