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Countdown to The King's Speech: Myrtle Logue

Updated: May 3

With our production of The King's Speech just over two weeks away, today we take a look at the person in the play about whom least is known, Myrtle Logue, wife of Australian speech therapist, Lionel Logue.

Even the play's author, David Siedler struggled to unearth much detail about Myrtle. “Nothing was written about her at all. So I invented a Myrtle that I felt worked well dramatically, an Australian woman who longed for home, who hated being in England and the climate.” However, some time after the plays publication, a rather different picture emerged. “Once we got the notebooks and family letters, it became clear that Myrtle adored being in England, and she thought her husband treating the king was a very jammy thing indeed.”

Taking the part of Myrtle will be Polly Vaissiere who made her debut for The Thespians in our recent production of Hay Fever with a memorable portrayal of Judith Bliss.

Make sure that you come and see The King’s Speech. We will be presenting the show 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

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