EXIT THE KING
By Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Megan Wilding
“YOU’RE GOING TO DIE IN AN HOUR AND A HALF. YOU’RE GOING TO DIE AT THE END OF THIS SHOW.”
King Berenger has been in power for hundreds of years. His kingdom is crumbling all around him: there’s lightning stuck in the sky, the clouds are raining frogs, the sun doesn’t listen to him, and not to mention there’s a huge bloody crack in the wall… and yet despite all these warning signs the stubborn monarch refuses to abdicate! (sound familiar?) Not even certain imminent death can convince the crown he’s no longer good for the job. But Queen Marguerite knows that if the country is to be saved, the king must die.
On 17 March 2020, Red Line Productions closed the door of the Old Fitz Theatre in the face of an unprecedented pandemic. One year and one day later, the doors will re-open with Megan Wilding’s take on Ionesco’s wild look at power and privilege.
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RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Seating at the Old Fitz Theatre is unreserved.There is a lockout policy in place for all shows at the Old Fitz Theatre. Unfortunately, latecomers cannot be permitted and re-entry to the theatre is not possible during the performance.
Please note: the Old Fitz will follow COVID-safe protocols as per our COVID plan. Masks are required in the theatre.