Talking to people can be hard if you stutter. Getting stuck on certain words or sounds can make individuals feel tense or uncomfortable. Today speech-language pathologists can help but such resources might not have been available to a young King George VI during his early years of being a king.
The remarkable true story of King George VI’s struggle with a speech impediment and the friendship he formed with his unconventional speech therapist, Lionel Logue, is told in The King’s Speech coming to National Theatre February 11-February 16, 2020.
Here’s what you need to know about the show and a chance to win a pair of tickets to the opening night performance on Tuesday, February 11.
About The King’s Speech
The King’s Speech is a 2012 play written by David Seidler and based on the 2010 Academy Award-winning film of the same name. It is based on the true story of King George VI’s struggle with a speech impediment and the friendship he formed with his unconventional speech therapist, Lionel Logue.
With the Nazi threat looming and civil unrest at home, royal secrets explode around the King as he’s thrust onto the world stage. David Seidler’s original play – which inspired the 2010 Oscar-winning film starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush – will make its long-awaited U.S. debut in a production The Mail proclaims, “A right royal treat.”
The King’s Speech at the National Theatre
The King’s Speech will be at the National Theatre from Tuesday, December 10-Sunday, December 15 for only 8 performances. Shows are at the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 pm
- Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 pm
- Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 pm
- Friday, February 14 at 8 pm
- Saturday, February 15 at 2 pm and 8 pm
- Sunday, February 16 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
The performance is recommended for ages 12+. It runs approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including intermission.
Win a Pair to Tickets to Opening Night of The King’s Speech at National Theatre!
The National Theatre is providing a pair of tickets to the opening night performance of The King’s Speech on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 pm. To enter, leave a comment sharing who your favorite royal is and why. Winner will be notified on Friday, January 31 and will have 24 hours to claim their tickets.
Before you enter, check your calendars to be sure you’re able to attend the Fiddler on the Roof performance on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 pm since there are no alternate dates or ticket transfers available for this giveaway. Please note anyone associated with Allied (promo partners, employees, etc.) are not eligible to enter the contest. Thanks!
Upcoming Shows at the National Theatre
There’s an incredible lineup shows for the 2019-2020 Broadway at The National Theatre’s season. Take a look at what’s coming and get tickets now!
- Mar. 3-8, 2020: Bandstand
- Mar. 27 – Apr. 5, 2020: Sting starring in The Last Ship
- Apr. 7-26, 2020: Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- May 8-17, 2020: Blue Man Group
- July 22 – Aug. 2, 2020: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
No compensation was received for this post or for hosting this giveaway. Images courtesy of The National Theatre.