Boutique Panto Masters Charles Court Opera return to the King's Head Theatre with their latest seasonal offering 'King Tut - A Pyramid Panto'. A legendary part of London's festive celebrations this is the wackiest pantomime in town. CCO sprinkle their madcap magic across this LUXORiously entertaining, jaw-droppingly hilarious show with some incredible musical arrangements that will keep your toe tapping well into the new year.
’BOYS IN THE BUFF’ is a musical revue about body image, diets, the gym, selfies, Botox, nip ‘n’ tucks, photo shopping and what we endure trying to look good. It’s a show about everybody for everybody!
A fairytale 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. This Christmas, from the creators of the award-winning sellout hit Buzz: A New Musical, comes a big hairy dollop of festive fun. With a cast of five and an onstage musician, brace yourself for 90 minutes of boundless energy and musical madness as Fat Rascal Theatre explore whether fairytales really can come true - even when the princess doesn’t quite fit the slipper. Join us for our brand new, gender-swapped parody of Beauty and the Beast.
9 Jan — 3 Feb
Brought to you by the winners of the 2016 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, this new production of Steven Berkoff’s influential masterpiece opens at the King’s Head Theatre, where EAST made its London debut in 1975.
“Tell how it chanced that we sworn mates were once the deadly poison of each other’s eye...”
Still as startlingly original as it was then, EAST is assaultive, riotously funny, and entirely unapologetic. Mike and Les strut through their manor - the Commercial Road - brawling, swearing and living for the moment in all its dubious glory. Their first encounter is a fight over Mike’s girl Sylv yet they become sworn mates, thick as tea leaves. And then we meet the fascist Dad and the faded Mum… and can’t help but hope for more for Mike, Les and Sylv.
6 Feb — 24 Feb
In the final months of the First World War, as the gears of the Great War machine grind inexorably to a halt, as the snows thaw, and the troops desert – six stories reach their end. The volunteer, the girl in the blitz; the builder, the tailor, the American objector; the officer who can never live down his mistakes – survivors in a world gone mad.
A First World War play for those who hate First World War plays, Somewhere a Gunner Fires is the true story of the Italian Front, and the lives of those embroiled in it. Without judgement, without prejudice, and without a field of poppies, this is a story four years in the making, about a disaster one hundred years misrepresented; and a war story for the modern age.