"Exit the King" (Le Roi se Meurt) the famous play by Eugène Ionesco, performed in the original French with English subtitles, is a delightfully intimate night of not-to-be-missed theatre. Performed in a pop up theatre at the La Maison de Maitre in Carlton, "Exit the King" makes for an elegant night replete with pre-show wine and cheese included in the ticket price.
The play follows King Berenger I, an ageing king of a decaying kingdom, as he learns of his imminent death at the end of the play. He is supported by his two wives, the older Marguerite who tries to convince Berenger to accept his fate and the younger, more favoured, Marie, who urges him to fight his fate. The cast also includes the doctor, maid and palace guard who offer support yet also illustrate just how out of touch the king is with reality and everyday life.