King Charles III (2019)
Play by Mike Bartlett
Directed by Ruth Sullivan
Tower Theatre Company
King Charles III, written in blank verse, takes place in an imagined future after the death of the Queen and depicts a country in increasing crisis, when the King must decide how to rule.
The play was awarded Play of the Year when it first opened in 2015 by The Times, The Guardian, Mail On Sunday, Time Out. It also won the Olivier Award, Critics Circle Award and Southbank Sky Arts Award
My score for the Tower Theatre Production is at times funereal, ethereal, bombastic, and includes pre-recorded cues as well as live singing by the choir I run, The Boiler House Singers. The choir opened the play each evening for its two-week run in January 2019, singing two pieces I had composed for the Queen’s funeral scene — Kyrie Eleison and Agnus Dei.