Speech play heads to West End

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An acclaimed stage version of Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech is to transfer to London’s West End next month.

Writer David Seidler planned the production as a play before it was adapted into the hugely successful film starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.

The stage version opened last week in Guildford but now a four-month London has been announced.

Seidler first worked on the project in the late 1970s, but returned to it in 2005 and the script was eventually picked up by director Tom Hooper and turned into the hit film.