Actor, Model, Musical Theatre, Prof. Singer, Voice Artist
STRANGERS IN BETWEEN REVIEWS:
"...King leads them (Simon Burke and Guy Simon) with a compelling blend of angst and adrenalin, naivety and charm, irradiating the stage with the radical incompleteness, and thirst for experience, that's the soul of adolescence.
King's scenes with Burke are particularly affecting – a portrayal of wide-eyed innocence and tempestuous youth brushing against avuncular presence and lightly sardonic wit."
- Cameron Woodhead for the SMH
"...funny and tender and wild, and so beautifully acted... Wil King is endearing as the adolescent Shane, whose growth from hilarious, guileless innocence into strength and self-knowledge leaves you cheering."
- Joyce Morgan for The Age
"King plays the role with incredible authenticity and poignancy... a profoundly touching play that is performed with humour and sensitivity... a magnificent showcase for some stunning local talent."
- Patricia Di Risio for Stage Whispers
"...an extraordinary piece of work led by three of Australia’s greatest male actors... King's innocence and naivety is beautiful to watch, and his commitment to his character’s journey comes through in such a likeable way. You feel his anxieties and apprehensions as if they were your own... A truly remarkable performance by a rising star.”
- Kara Bertoncini for the AU Review
"...razor sharp performances, honed to storytelling perfection... Bringing the naivety is Wil King‘s Shane. Boyish and charming, affable and endearing as he dithers and galumphs by turn. It’s easy to give us a Shane to love but the excellence of this performance is in the believability of Shane’s shared self-knowledge... his outbursts never appear out of character... King delicately balances the boy and his background... open physicality allows space for the comedy which ripples through the show."
- Judith Greenway for the Sydney Arts Guide
"Wil King as Charles Manson finds the perfect blend of charm and menace in this role and he gives a highly expressive performance, with his eyes radiating equal warmth and coldness and a smile as sinister as it is welcoming. It’s a little unsettling how natural he appears playing a person like this." - Myron My, mymelbournearts.com
"If you’re wondering if Manson himself will appear, he already has (a soft-voiced, spooky Wil King) and the reveal of his presence is startling and pointed. For the rest of the play, Mr King almost convinces you that Charlie Manson had some real interestin’ insights into the state of things." - Michael Brindley, StageWhispers
"Credit to actor Wil King for creating a portrayal that is equally frightening, enthralling and disappointing, just as he (Manson) should be." - Lachlan Baynes, MilkbarMag