“The King’s Speech,” the hit film about the speech impediment suffered by King George VI is set to become a stage play…at last. The writer David Seidler, who won an Oscar for the screenplay, originally wrote the stage play, that has never been produced in public, as a way to map out the central character’s relationships.
The director Adrian Noble (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and A Midsummer Night’s Dream) is said to be lined up to direct the play, firstly at the Yvonne Arnaud theatre in Guildford in early 2012, then in the West End in March 2012 before moving on to Broadway in October 2012.
None of the principal actors who starred in the Oscar winning film, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush or Helena Bonham-Carter are due to appear in the stage productions of the King’s Speech in either the United Kingdom or New York. That’s not unusual. It’s hoped that new actors will inject some fresh personality into the stage characters.
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