This comedy has King Charles (Harry Enfield) and Queen Camilla (Tracy-Ann Oberman) the dominatrix in charge. Camilla has a cigarette on the go and issues bitchy remarks. Kate (Kara Tointon) gets excited about the new Boden catalogue, as Camilla castigates Kate for shopping at high street stores. Muggin (Crystal Condie) and Harry (Tom Durant-Pritchard) practise their yoga poses and meditate in California and Harry declares his love for Gladys his rescued battery chicken.
Mike Bartlett may be our best British playwright. With each play he writes he demonstrates a variety of talent and perception, inventing new and diverse subjects. His latest play surprised some of the critical fraternity, who hadn't done their homework, when they realised his modern history play, like Shakespeare's histories was in verse. Except that it isn't accurate to call King Charles III a history play as it is about events that haven't yet taken place.