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King's Speech to be delivered at Wyndham's after tour?

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Could The King's Speech be preparing to land a West End berth at the Wyndham's Theatre following its February and March national tour?

David Seidler's play - which became a $400 million big-screen success story before it was a presented on stage - is currently slated to finish its tour at Newcastle's Theatre Royal on 17 March 2012.

That is the same night that American comic Jackie Mason finishes his limited West End season at the Wyndham's - he opens what will reportedly be his last ever London run tonight (13 February 2012).

The King's Speech launched its tour from Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on 10 February (previews from 2 February 2011), and has received strong reviews from the critics.

Helmed by former RSC artistic director Adrian Noble, The King's Speech sees Charles Edwards play George VI (the role which won Colin Firth a Oscar) alongside Jonathan Hyde as Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue, as played on the big screen by Geoffrey Rush.

The pair are joined in the cast by Emma Fielding (Queen Elizabeth), Joss Ackland (George V) and Ian McNeice (Churchill) and will travel to Nottingham Theatre Royal, Bath Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Brighton and Richmond Theatre, prior to dates at Newcastle's Theatre Royal.


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