Exit the King
Patrick Marber (Three Days in the Country, Hedda Gabler) directs his new version of Exit the King with a cast including Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, A Christmas Carol) in the title role and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones, Man and Superman) as his first Queen.
Somewhere in Europe the kingdom is disintegrating. It’s the last day of King Bérenger’s life. Queen Marguerite is preparing for the end and Queen Marie is in denial. The King is 400 years old and dying, but he’s clinging on for dear life...
‘The king is dead. Long live the king.’
This great tragi-comedy is brought to life on the Olivier stage this summer, the first time Eugène Ionesco’s work has been performed at the National Theatre.
Hundreds of seats at £15 for every performance
Talks and events
Free Will: Do We Have a Choice? Mon 6 Aug, 6pm, £7/£5
Exploring Exit the King Wed 5 Sep, 10.30am – 4.30pm, £55/£40/£7.50
Exit the King Talks on Thu 6 Sep
individual events £7/£5,
combined tickets £15/£12
Actors Rhys Ifans and Indira Varma, 3 – 4pm
Three Perspectives on Dying, 4.30 – 5.30pm
Director and Adapter Patrick Marber 6 – 6.45pm
Designing Exit the King, Wed 3 October, 5pm