The R&T Times: Stage set for a King

The stage production of the multi-award winning film The King’s Speech will be coming to Richmond Theatre in the New Year. Jessica Abrahams speaks to writer David Seidler.

Royal stage: The Oscar-winning The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth, is to return to the stage

The script for the multi-award winning film The King’s Speech had its first reading in the quiet sitting room of a house in Richmond. Now, five years and many Oscars later, its 73-year-old writer David Seidler is returning to the borough for the stage production.

“My very good friend the theatre director Alan Cohen lives in Richmond,” Seidler tells me.

“The first proper reading of the script was in his living room so you could say it’s gone full-circle – it’s coming back to beautiful Richmond.”

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