Arts & Culture

Jason Donovan stars in an exciting new stage version of The¬†King’s Speech, which inspired one of the most successful British films of all time.

The performance will be at Oxford Playhouse from Monday 11 May to Saturday 16 May.

The King’s Speech is the true¬†and heart-warming stor y of one man’s struggle to overcome his personal affliction. In¬†1936,¬†Edward VIII abdicated, and his brother Bertie was crowned King George VI. At an office in Harley Street, Bertie and his wife Elizabeth, the future Queen Mother, are meeting maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. Soon the eccentric¬†therapist and the King begin their extraordinary journey to overcome his stammer, as Bertie prepares to address the nation¬†on the brink of World War Two¬†in his country ‘s darkest hour, and deliver the now iconic speech that was broadcast across the globe¬†to inspire his people.

This moving new production stars Jason Donovan as Lionel Logue. After coming to international fame as a singer in the 1 980s, Jason has gone on to star in Festen, Sweeney Todd, The Sound of Music and Chitty Chitty¬†Bang Bang. King George VI is played by Raymond Coulthard, best know n for his roles in lTV’s Mr Selfridge and Hotel Babylon¬†on BBC One. The King’s Speech is¬†directed by Roxana Silbert, w ho most recently brought the Royal Shakespeare Company’s hit Dunsinane to the Playhouse stage. She is also Artistic Director of the Birmingham Rep.