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Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller 7 Jun — 25 June


Anita Creed Productions for The Phil Willmott Company


In the detention room of a Vichy police station in 1942, nine men and a boy have been picked up for questioning but none are told why they are held, or when they can leave. At first, their hopeful guess is that only their identity papers will be checked – but as each man is removed for interrogation, some are set free, some are never seen again, and the stakes rise for those who remain…  Not seen in London for over 50 years, this ‘powerful fringe revival’ (Time Out) of Arthur Miller’s largely forgotten masterpiece puts a magnifying glass on Jewish registration in Nazi occupied France. A haunting examination of the cold, bureaucratic efficiency of evil – and the shared humanity that might overcome it.



Holy Crap

7 Jun — 8 Jul

Musicals  Nick Thompson Productions


The Heather Brothers, writers of the hugely popular A Slice of Saturday Night, return with a brand new musical comedy brimming with sin, salvation and sacrilege.


Holy Crap follows the launch of Britain’s first pay-to-view religious channel as American evangelist preacher, Reverend Bobby Del La Ray persuades legendary British rock star and devout Christian, Rex Bedderman, to co-host the channel. But with the charismatic leader up to his neck in debt, being forced to launder money for the Mafia and risking his own mother's life if the viewing figures don't increase, he does what any sane, normal person would do: he starts broadcasting hardcore porn. After all, how do you save someone from sin if they don't know what it looks like?




Coming Clean

25 Jul — 26 Aug

Queer Season  Kings Head Theatre


Tony and Greg seem to have love all figured out. They’re in a committed relationship, but with room for a little sex-on-the-side whenever it takes their fancy. Their only rule? Never sleep with the same man twice. When drop-dead gorgeous cleaner Robert walks into their lives, the fragile foundations of their sexual contract are thrown into jeopardy.


Funny, fresh and packed with razor sharp wit, Kevin Elyot’s landmark drama questions the nature of fidelity and the limits of love.

This thirty-fifth anniversary production headlines the King’s Head Theatre’s 2017 Queer Season.



Festival 47

Festival of new writing

10 - 22 July


A curated two-week festival of new work from emerging companies committed to paying actors.   20 brand new shows from some of the UK’s most exciting emerging production companies featuring drama, comedy, musical theatre and storytelling. Featuring world premieres alongside transfers from the UK’s biggest arts festivals.






Outlaws to In-laws

29 Aug — 23 Sep

Queer Season  Making Productions


7 leading gay writers join forces to tell stories of our lives over 7 decades.


7 new short plays spanning the decades from the 1950s to the present day exploring gay lives against a rapidly changing social history from intolerance, violence and hate through to the legalisation of homosexuality and gay marriage.




20 Sep — 28 Oct

Opera  Kings Head Theatre


Paris. August, 1944. As the Second World War rages on, lovers Tosca and Cavaradossi give refuge to a political prisoner and find themselves ensnared in the machinations of the tyrannical head of the Paris Gestapo, Scarpia. As Charles De Gaulle’s liberation movement advances and US troops tighten their net around the Nazi occupiers, everything Tosca holds dear is about to be torn apart.


The King’s Head Theatre’s brand new production of Puccini’s searing thriller of power and passion relocates the action to the heart of the twentieth century’s defining conflict. With rousing melodies, an intimate setting and a brand new libretto by Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Becca Marriott, this is Tosca as you’ve never seen it before!

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