OCTOBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
The acclaimed company behind the Olivier Award nominated (‘Best Opera, 2018’) production of La bohème present a radical reimagining of Verdi’s incendiary tale of sex, class and power, La Traviata. England, 2018. Violetta earns her crust dancing for the rich and powerful at an exclusive gentleman’s club until a chance meeting with naive and idealistic Elijah changes everything. The powerful collide with the powerless, with earth shattering consequences for all involved. Combining Verdi’s breathtaking music with a new English version from Becca Marriott and Helena Jackson, this is La Traviata exposed, uncovered and redefined for the twenty first century.
15-20 October 9.30pm
A whip-smart anti-romantic comedy, Evening Standard “Pick of the Camden Fringe” How I Became a Dominatrix comes to the King’s Head Theatre with its original cast after five sold -out nights at the Camden Fringe. Counter culture housewife Christie thinks she’s lost all interest in sex until she finds the internet and discovers… what she really wants is to be a dominatrix! Whether you’re already on the scene or just curious about what really happens in those mysterious clubs, HIBDUBLS helps you work out the knotty details.
‘a refreshing take on sexuality and alternative lifestyles … T. L. Wiswell’s script snaps with quick wit’ London Pub Theatres
‘Micha Mirto's accomplished direction … is wonderfully tight throughout … with bloody brilliant deliveries by the four actors.’ Views from the Gods
22 - 26 October 9.30pm
Fatherhood. A fatal canoe accident. Who are we now we don’t have kids? A couple come face to face with the powerlessness of parenthood. Critically acclaimed CANOE premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018. Writer and performer, Matthew Roberts, collaborated with Struan Leslie (founding Head of Movement RSC and Katie Mitchell’s movement director for 15 years) to create ‘a one-hander masterpiece’ Charles Pamment, Artistic Director of The Space UK.
30 Oct - 17 Nov
A new Tory PM must unite his party’s warring factions with his masterful plan for a final Brexit deal. Just... what was it again? A new satire by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky.
Previous Edinburgh hits include Coalition:
'Real class' (Times)
'Slick and funny' (Scotsman)
'Sharply satirical' (List)
'Hugely entertaining' (ThreeWeeks)
She’s grotesque. A possessive beast of a woman, to be sure. But look on the bright side, Beau: she's got a lovely personality. Somewhere. Under all the fur. After a critically acclaimed 2017 run, Fat Rascal Theatre return to the King’s Head with their Offie nominated, gender-swapped musical parody of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
A fairy tale land, far, far away. A handsome young bookworm who always dreamt of more. A hideous beast, in her cursed castle… It’s a tale as old as time, as you’ve never heard it before. With a cast of five and an onstage musician, brace yourself for 90 minutes of boundless energy and musical mayhem as Fat Rascal Theatre explore whether fairy tales really can come true - even when the princess doesn’t quite fit the slipper.
4, 5, 11, 12 November 7pm
Thelma Ruby is back! After being crowned 2017 Oldie of the Year and appearing in the first series of Jack Dee’s critically-acclaimed sitcom Bad Move, the ninety-three year old star returns as Golda Meir in this renowned adaptation of William Gibson’s Golda. Adapted by Thelma Ruby and Peter Frye, Momma Golda is the story of Israel’s first and only female Prime Minister, otherwise known as ‘the grandmother of the Jewish people.’ Performed all over the world by Ruby and Frye for eight years from 1980 to 1988, this strictly limited four performance run promises to be a spectacular evening’s entertainment.
‘Ruby is a wonderful entertainer… brilliantly funny and very sweet’ The Jewish Telegraph
Previews: 23, 24, 25 November
Young Children's Matinees: 1, 2, 8, 9 December. 2 January.
Adults Only 7pm Shows: 29, 30 November. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 December. 2, 3, 4, 5 January.
Charles Court Opera and John Savournin return to the King's Head Theatre for their twelfth dazzling, delightful and downright hilarious boutique panto.From adult-only performances through to children's matinees, our biggest and pest pantomime yet is perfect for families, couples, groups of friends and office parties.Stay tuned over the coming weeks for more details on the title, cast and just what CCO have in store for us in what's set to be their biggest and best pantomime yet!
24 November - 9 December
Taking place in a Staten Island apartment over the Christmas holiday season, this hilarious comedy gives a fly -on-the-wall perspective when four friends and a mystery visitor find themselves in just one apartment.
By Buddy Thomas
Directed by Robert McWhir
11 December - 5 January
What would you do if you found a handsome young man almost naked under your Christmas tree? This is the dilemma that faces aspiring comedian Lawrence Bennett when he wakes up on Christmas morning, after a bad gig and with a king-size hangover, and wonders if Santa Claus has finally delivered. The beautiful youth doesn’t know how he got there or what his name is or where he came from. The doctor who lives downstairs thinks he might have had a bang on the head. The local copper suspects he may be a wanted criminal. As for Santa Claus, he’s on another planet. Join Lawrence and his Christmas visitations in this bizarre and surreal comedy, written by Taggart creator Glenn Chandler, reminding us that a boy is for life, not just for Christmas!
16+ age guidance