King Charles III on Masterpiece
Sunday, March 24, at 9pm on CET
Wednesday, March 27, at 8pm on CET Arts
Lauded by the New York Times as a “flat-out brilliant portrait of a monarch in crisis,” the play, King Charles III was critically acclaimed in London and New York. The 90-minute adaptation stars Tim Pigott-Smith as Charles. Writer Mike Bartlett adapts from his own script — daringly written in blank verse — and Rupert Goold directs.
King Charles III focuses on the crisis-strewn transition of power after the eventual death of Queen Elizabeth II, currently the longest-serving monarch in British history. For his part, Charles is the longest heir-in-waiting ever, and Bartlett envisions the turmoil that rocks the monarchy when his turn finally comes.