Out of Joint, Hampstead Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions present

King of Hearts

The handsome young heir to the throne is in love. His fiancee is attractive, intelligent, cultured – and a Muslim. Suddenly it’s not only the future of the Royal Family under question but the very identity of Britain itself, as a panicked Prime Minister grapples with the possibility of a Muslim monarchy. In Alistair Beaton’s delicious new satire, love, politics and royalty collide to hilarious effect.

REVIEWS

“Political satire at its best, poisonously funny, a brilliant distorting mirror held up to our nature… Beaton has a crazed but realistic imagination, an awesome talent for the killer joke, and a finger firmly attached to the pulse of the nation”
-Sunday Times

“A funny, silly, innovative, provocative farce… This is a sparky evening”
-Daily Mail

“Belly laughs, a sharp production and strong performances throughout”
-Independent

“A breath of fresh air – a very clever, comic device to raise questions about contemporary Britain, in ways that are funny – really refreshing.”
-Radio 4 Front Row

“An orgy of Machiavellian manoeuvring”
-Michael Billington, Guardian

CAST & CREATIVES

Cast: Zahra Ahmadi, Christian Brassington, Alister Cameron, Toby Dantzic, Caroline Loncq, Roddy Maude-Roxby, Anthony O’Donnell, Jeff Rawle, Ben Righton, Justin Salinger.

Directors: Ramin Gray and Max Stafford-Clark
Designer: Tim Shortall
Lighting Designer: Johanna Town
Sound Designer: Ian Dickinson
Casting Director: Lisa Makin
Assistant Director: Naomi Jones

PERFORMANCES

8 – 10 February 2007
YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE, GUILDFORD

13 – 17 February 2007
OXFORD PLAYHOUSE

20 – 24 February 2007
SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE

28 February – 31 March 2007
HAMPSTEAD THEATRE

3 – 7 April 2007
LIVERPOOL PLAYHOUSE

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