Sharon Jenning’s latest play, The King Must Lie, is transferring to Kennington’s White Bear Theatre from 27 to 31 May after an audience-pleasing run at Westminster Cathedral Crypt. The King Must Lie is a standout piece of theatre, entertaining, accomplished writing, and sharp acting that sets a cracking pace as Leicester and York dicker over where Richard III’s newly-discovered bones should be interred. One interested party who for obvious reasons isn’t being consulted is Richard himself, until that is, he makes his appearance, wandering in and out of the argument ‘to tell us what he thinks’. Sharon’s writing thrives on ‘awkward situations’ and her fascination with ‘the way in which the past is viewed and treated by the present’. This is history and argument that treats the subject (and the audience) with intelligence and good humour.
For show times visit the White Bear theatre
138 Kennington Park Rd
SE11 4DJ 020 7793 9193