In Camera: Playback – Three Kings

Playback Three Kings Lead Image

Scott’s magnificently calibrated performance ... drew out the play’s literary color, delivered the ironic shadings with humorous understatement and extended the work’s psychological meaning beyond a single life

Los Angeles Times

Stephen Beresford’s Three Kings is back by popular demand with the recorded version of the live show available to watch again from 02–04 Dec 2020 at 7.30pm.

Three Kings was performed and streamed live from The Old Vic stage to 72 countries across the globe in Sep 2020.

When Patrick is eight years old his absent father returns unexpectedly and in a brief but memorable encounter, sets him the challenge of ‘The Three Kings’. Years later – recalling that meeting, and the revelations that followed – Patrick traces the events of his father’s life – and takes us on a journey of grandiose plans, aching disappointments and audacious self delusion.

By turns, hilarious and heartbreaking, Three Kings is about fathers and sons, the gifts and burdens of inheritance, and the unfathomable puzzle of human relationships. 




The In Camera: Playback series is made possible thanks to the unwavering support of Royal Bank of Canada as The Old Vic’s visionary Principal Partner. Since the beginning of Matthew Warchus’ tenure in 2015, RBC has sponsored over 30 main stage productions and now, in the face of such challenging times, RBC continues to stand alongside us and support our theatre and our audiences by enabling the delivery of this series. And, thanks to PwC’s steadfast generosity through this crisis, we’re delighted to be able to make this artistic initiative widely accessible with a number of PwC £10 Playback Tickets offered across all performances.

With special thanks to our Streaming Provider, Zoom

Tickets: PwC £10 Playback tickets, £15

Running time: approx. one hour with no interval.

All performance times are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Suitable for ages 14+ (includes occasional strong language).

Every performance will be live captioned and audio described. You will have the option of turning on captioning or audio description in Zoom as needed.

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