the king's speech play

It’s been 5 years since your mod first met Mr Edwards.

Forgive a lady for reminiscing but OTD, 9th February 2012, on a Thursday afternoon, I saw Charles live for the first time ever, in a production of The King’s Speech at a theatre in Guildford, a town which served as one of his childhood stomping grounds. The play received rave reviews, and made it to the West End not long after its tour around the UK.

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anonymous asked:

If you look at the roles Helena has played, she's the definition of diverse.

I beg to differ. Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, Dark Shadows, Corpse Bride, Les Mis, Planet of The Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, Great Expectations, The Lone Ranger. They’re all quirk and eccentric characters. The only different roles that I’ve seen she played are in The King’s Speech and A Room with a View. Even when playing The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, she still played it same. But like I said, she does best at what she did most. And I like her in Big Fish. 

I got a request to post The King’s Speech rehearsal footage from early 2012, but seeing as the footage is under a minute long, I made it longer by combining it with the production b-roll footage of the same scene. Even tho it is short, it’s worth a watch just to see Charlie shout at Jonathan Hyde ;)

EDIT: I’ll probably get complaints about putting b-roll before rehearsal, but there’s a reason for that. The b-roll only shows the first half of the scene, while the rehearsal shots shows the other, and I wanted it played out in chronological order.

In this grave hour, perhaps the most fateful in our history, I send to every household of my peoples, both at home and overseas, this message, spoken with the same depth of feeling for each one of you, as if I were able to cross your threshold and speak to you myself. For the second time in the lives of most of us, we are at war. Over and over again we have tried to find a peaceful way out of the differences between ourselves and those who are now our enemies. But it has been in vain. We have been forced into a conflict, for we are called to meet the challenge of a principle, which, if it were to prevail, would be fatal to any civilized order in the world. Such a principle, stripped of all disguise, is surely the mere primitive doctrine that might is right. For the sake of all that we ourselves hold dear, it is unthinkable that we should refuse to meet the challenge. It is to this high purpose that I now call my people at home, and my peoples across the seas, who will make our cause their own. I ask them to stand calm and firm and united in this time of trial. The task will be hard. There may be dark days ahead, and war can no longer be confined to the battlefield. But we can only do the right as we see the right, and reverently commit our cause to God. If one and all we keep resolutely faithful to it, then, with God’s help, we shall prevail.

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Various clips of Charlie as Bertie in The King’s Speech play.