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The King’s Speech comes to Hartford Stage in March
March 19, 2020 - April 19, 2020
March 12th Update: Remaining performances of The King’s Speech have been canceled.
The original play which inspired the Academy Award-winning film The King’s Speech comes to the Hartford Stage March 19 – April 19, 2020.
Former Artistic Director Michael Wilson will return to Hartford Stage in March to direct the original play which inspired the Academy Award-winning film The King’s Speech. Written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter David Seidler, the play tells the true story of King George VI, his speech therapist Lionel Logue, and a friendship that helped steer the course of history. The King’s Speech will run Thursday, March 19, through Sunday, April 19.
Dates & Times: The King’s Speech runs Thursday, March 19, through Sunday, April 19. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and select weekday matinee performances begin at 2:00 p.m.
“It’s a wonderful gift to our 2019/2020 season to welcome back Michael Wilson, a dear friend to me and to the Hartford community,” said Hartford Stage Artistic Director Melia Bensussen. “The timing of this production couldn’t be more perfect: with our focus on the British monarchy, and the responsibilities central to their role, this production brings to mind the history of the many challenges in accepting leadership. Perhaps more close to home, The King’s Speech reminds us with great wit of the gifts we receive from our mentors and teachers. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to connect back to Michael’s legacy at Hartford Stage and to welcome audiences to once again enjoy his exuberant and theatrical work.”
Tickets start at $25. For show times and tickets, contact the Hartford Stage Box Office at 860-527-5151 or visit hartfordstage.org/kings-speech. Student tickets are $20. For group discounts (10 or more), contact Group Sales at 860-527-5151. Group rates are limited to select performances and based on availability.