Three Kings (Paperback)
A triumph... a small yet well-measured tale. --Los Angeles Times
When Patrick is eight years old, his absent father returns unexpectedly for a brief but memorable encounter.
Years later--recalling that meeting, and the revelations that followed--Patrick traces the events of his father's life, laying bare a journey of grandiose plans, aching disappointments and audacious self-delusion.
Three Kings is a heartbreaking and hilarious play for a solo actor about fathers and sons, the gifts and burdens of inheritance, and the unfathomable puzzle of human relationships.
It was written for Andrew Scott to perform and Matthew Warchus to direct as part of Old Vic: In Camera, a series of live performances streamed from the Old Vic Theatre, London, in 2020. This edition includes an introduction by the author.
About the Author
Stephen Beresford trained at RADA and worked as an actor before writing for television and film, winning a BAFTA for his screenplay for the feature film Pride (2014). His plays include: Fanny & Alexander (Old Vic, London, 2018), a stage adaptation of the film by Ingmar Bergman; and The Last of the Haussmans (National Theatre, London, 2012).