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Countdown to The King's Speech: Lionel Logue

For the third of our profiles of real life characters in The King's Speech and the people who will be portraying them, we are looking at one of the main protagonists in the story, Australian speech therapist, Lionel Logue.


Logue was a founder of the British Society of Speech Therapists, a founding fellow of the College of Speech Therapists and speech therapist to the Royal Masonic School, Bushey. He had a strong love of music and the theatre whilst also enjoying walking and gardening. In World War II, he served as an air-raid warden three nights a week alongside working with the King for his wartime broadcasts and speeches through to his V.E Day broadcast on 8 May 1945. Touchingly, Logue described his friendship with the King as 'the greatest pleasure' of his life. After his wife's death Logue, who had three sons, took up spiritualism and eventually died in London on 12 April 1953 aged 73.


We are delighted to welcome Rob Lloyd back to the Thespians in the role of Logue following memorable appearances including Ladies Day, Cinderella and The Free From Show.


Our production of The King’s Speech will take place at 7:30 pm on Thursday 16, Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May at Haslemere Hall. Tickets are available from the Box Office on 01428 642161 or follow the link https://tickets.haslemerehall.co.uk/sales/genres/theatre/the-kings-speech

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