The King's Speech play to hit Guildford before Broadway?
By MaxRaymond | Monday, August 08, 2011, 10:47
There are reports circling that a play of the multi-award winning film, The King's Speech, will have a run of shows in Guildford before making its way to Broadway.
The King's Speech could be re-born as a stage play.
Showbiz411.com has reported that plans are already underway - casting has begun - and that a five-week run of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford has been planned for the beginning of 2011. The play will later head to London's West End in March and then Broadway towards the end of the year.
The King's Speech tells the story of King George VI and his battle to overcome a vocal stammer through vocal coaching. Colin Firth played the main role and he has won multiple awards for his performance including a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and an Oscar.
The film was originally written as a stage play; Lionel Louge, King George VI's vocal coach, wrote a screenplay made for the stage (focusing on the relationship between himself and King George VI) in his notebook and the makers of the film found these notes nine weeks before filming and used some quotes from those notes in the film.
We will try to confirm the story's authenticity as soon as we can so keep an eye on the site for more information.
What do you think of this possible news? Would you welcome a play of West End-standard in the town? Leave a comment with your thoughts but we, at this current time, must stress that this is currently all rumour.