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KINGS HEAD THEATRE

at King’s Head pub

115 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN

 

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KINGS HEAD NEW SEASON

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

QUEER SEASON ALSO FEATURES

 

 

Funeral Meats

8 Aug — 13 Aug  Kings Head Theatre

 

Award-winning company LUXE proudly presents the world premiere of 'Funeral Meats' by Cradeaux Alexander at The King's Head: a drama exploring the legacies of same-sex marriage, fame and inherited mental illness. Brother and sister reunite at their mother's funeral; while the alcohol flows, a play saturated with recrimination, revelation and revenge overflows.

 

 

Trouble with Men

15 Aug — 20 Aug  Kings Head Theatre

 

Following an acclaimed run at the Brighton Fringe Festival, writer/director Nick Myles presents three remarkable short plays about modern male homosexuality: a farce about stereotypes and unrequited love; a drama about a date going horribly wrong; a transcontinental love story about a naive Brit and a closeted Syrian. Reece Matthews, Freddie Wintrip and William McGeough excel in three strikingly theatrical slices of contemporary gay life…

 

 

Happy

21 Aug — 26 Aug  Kings Head Theatre

Presented by Thom Sellwood

 

"Astonishingly masterful...It's better than (chem) sex!"

When the audience stops applauding what do you do to get your fix?

 

Set against the backdrop of the London chemsex scene a man is trying to reconnect with the world. If he can.

 

 

Gypsy Queen

30 Aug — 23 Sep  

Presented by Hope Theatre Company

 

Can two men raised to fight ever learn to love?

The story of ‘Gorgeous’ George O’Connell: traveller, bare-knuckle fighter, hero to his people and Gypsy King. George leaves this life behind and enters the world of professional boxing, which puts him on a collision course with his roots, his identity and his greatest fear.

 

 

 

Tosca

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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