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King's Head Theatre
115 Upper Street
Islington
London
N1 1QN
0207 478 0160
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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
Road to Nirvana
On from 02 May 2006 to 28 May 2006
King's Head Theatre
by Arthur Kopit

In this age of reality TV and the worship of those false gods of power and celebrity, there has never been a better time to stage this parable about selling your soul.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
Diamond
On from 30 May 2006 to 08 Jul 2006
King's Head Theatre
by Linda Wilkinson

"I was eight years old before I realised that Diamond Lil wasn't a woman, But a man called Harry!"

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy
A Right Royal Farce
On from 20 Jul 2006 to 28 Aug 2006
King's Head Theatre
by Toby Young and Lloyd Evans

A highly controversial new play, in which members of the Royal Family are portrayed as characters in a sex farce.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Shamlet
On from 29 Aug 2006 to 24 Sep 2006
King's Head Theatre
by Andrew Doyle

After sell-out performances at the Edinburgh Festival, Andrew Doyle’s wickedly funny Shamlet comes to the King’s Head Theatre for a strictly limited run.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy
The Ho-Ho Club
On from 26 Sep 2006 to 05 Nov 2006
King's Head Theatre
by Roy Smiles

A play about stand-up comedy

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15 and above - recommended age group
Schwartz Stories
On from 07 Nov 2006 to 03 Dec 2006
King's Head Theatre
by Mark Powell and John Cusworth

A Stephen Schwartz revue featuring Paul Nicholas as the Narrator, with Paul Baker (Olivier Award Winner for Taboo).

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Musical Genre - Classic
Peter Pan
On from 15 Dec 2006 to 28 Jan 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Leonard Bernstein

Peter Pan extended due to popular demand until the 28th January

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Bank
On from 27 Feb 2007 to 04 Mar 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Sam Thomas

Four bankers set out on a team building weekend.
Frank meets a cowboy.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Forgotten Classics: Manfred
On from 11 Mar 2007 to 11 Mar 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Lord Byron

Acclaimed company Primavera presents Byron’s unjustly neglected Faustian drama. A thrilling, darkly erotic piece, Manfred features achingly beautiful poetry and passionate, incestuous desires…

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Genre - Musical
Get Happy!
On from 06 Mar 2007 to 11 Mar 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Debbie Saloman

The often hilarious story of Judy Garland’s rehearsals for her 1960 concerts at The London Palladium, packed full of anecdotes and sung live. Captivating.

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Genre - Comedy
Electric Mouse Comedy Club
On from 25 Mar 2007 to 25 Mar 2007
King's Head Theatre
by various

Jo Caulfield (star of BBC's 'Mock the Week') heads a line-up including Hal Cruttenden, Maff Brown, Melinda Bower and James Mullinger.
Hosted by Colin Owens – who's "impossible not to like" according to Russell Brand!

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
Forgotten Classics: Freshwater
On from 22 Apr 2007 to 22 Apr 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf’s only play – a quirky cocktail of sharp satire and sparkling wit, with a magnificent cast including Lord Tennyson, Ellen Terry and Queen Victoria!

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Genre - Musical Genre - Drama
Days of Hope
On from 13 Mar 2007 to 22 Apr 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Renata Allen

Scored by the acclaimed Howard Goodall, this is a touching human story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Truths are exposed, loyalties tested, and lives changed...

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Genre - Comedy
Electric Mouse Comedy Club - with Shazia Mirza
On from 29 Apr 2007 to 29 Apr 2007
King's Head Theatre
by various

Fresh from BBC's 'Hairy Women' and Fame Academy, Shazia Mirza performs her first Edinburgh Festival preview. Plus Paul Foot ('Kenneth Williams on acid' – The Scotsman) et al.

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Genre - New Writing
Up Close and Personal
On from 03 May 2007 to 05 May 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Philippa Tatham

* Lunchtime show *
This unique, one-woman show starring Philippa Tatham as a bored secretary explores the separation between reality and imagination.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Forgotten Classics: Gallathea
On from 13 May 2007 to 13 May 2007
King's Head Theatre
by John Lyly

An oustanding comedy of sexual identity and confusion. Poseidon demands a sacrifice, but the maidens chosen make their escape – one disguised as a young man...

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Made For me
On from 15 May 2007 to 19 May 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Nicola Schofield

** Lunchtime show **
Is it possible to have a relationship with someone who is not real? David thinks so… This new dark comedy stars Lee Simpson, Victoria Murphy and Sally Crawshaw.

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Genre - Comedy
Electric Mouse Comedy Club - with Lucy Porter
On from 27 May 2007 to 27 May 2007
King's Head Theatre
by various

Lucy Porter and Jarred Christmas preview their Edinburgh shows, with comic support by Colin Owens, Melinda Bower and MC James Mullinger.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
The Thing About Men
On from 25 Apr 2007 to 03 Jun 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Book and lyrics by Joe Di Pietro, based on the screenplay 'Men' by Dorris Dörrie

Creative director, Tom, is cheating on Lucy (with several women).
Lucy is cheating on Tom (with Sebastian).
Tom moves out and, in disguise, moves in with Sebastian...

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Micawbers
On from 11 Jun 2007 to 11 Jun 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Adapted from Charles Dickens

Intriguing adaptation of Dickens’ David Copperfield, exploring the developing relationship between the young David Copperfield and Mr Wilkins Micawber and his wife Emma.

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Genre - Musical
It Had To Be You
On from 18 Jun 2007 to 18 Jun 2007
King's Head Theatre
by various

International soprano star, Tracey Rea, heads a strong supporting cast in a one-off revue show of classic Hollywood and Broadway hits.

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Genre - Comedy
Electric Mouse Comedy Club
On from 24 Jun 2007 to 24 Jun 2007
King's Head Theatre
by various

Double bill of Edinburgh Festival previews from the fabulous Richard Herring and Stephen K Amos. Also featuring the ferociously charismatic Jason Rouse.

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Genre - Drama
The Last Priest
On from 05 Jun 2007 to 01 Jul 2007
King's Head Theatre
by David Walter Hall

The compelling true story of Jean Meslier, French Catholic priest, hero of The Enlightenment, and instigator of the socialist ideals of the French Revolution.

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Genre - Drama
Cat's-Paw
On from 11 Jun 2007 to 01 Jul 2007
King's Head Theatre
by William Mastrosimone

Radicalised activists are out to “shock and awe” the world into stopping the world’s water polluters. Absorbing storytelling as purists and cynics are caught between hope and realism. " ***** " – TimeOut

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Genre - Comedy
The Absinthe Monologues
On from 09 Jul 2007 to 16 Jul 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Tax Deductible

Edinburgh previews: song, dance, original animation and Bacchanalianism in an all-original sketch show. Decadence, excess, a fairy with a bottle and a free glass of absinthe… you’ve been warned!

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Genre - Drama
Forgotten Classics: Mariam
On from 22 Jul 2007 to 22 Jul 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Elizabeth Cary

The first play written in English by a woman (1613). An explosive 'closet drama' about the Biblical household of King Herod, the conflict between Herod and Mariam – descendant of the rightful Jewish leader – and the infamous Salome.

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Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
Company
On from 23 Jul 2007 to 23 Jul 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Stephen Sondheim & George Furth

* Edinburgh preview * Award-winning musical comedy about marriage and the myth of the modern man. Top professional cast.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Stoppard Shorts
On from 11 Jul 2007 to 28 Jul 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Tom Stoppard

* Lunchtime show *
Two of Tom Stoppard's early radio plays as live theatre performances – The Dissolution of Dominic Boot and If You're Glad I'll Be Frank. Comic mayhem and surreal farce in your lunchbreak.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
American Nights
On from 03 Jul 2007 to 29 Jul 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Jörg Tittel - Christopher Durang

Richard E. Grant is "The Voice" in AMERICAN NIGHTS, a surreal and ironic look at fear, isolation and insanity in both family and society, at home and at work.

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Genre - Comedy
Electric Mouse Comedy Club - with Phil Nichol
On from 29 Jul 2007 to 29 Jul 2007
King's Head Theatre
by various

Edinburgh previews by Canadian award-winning stand-up Phil Nichol and by "top-class" Gordon Southern. With Aaron Barshak and James Mullinger as MC.

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Genre - Drama
On A Day In Summer In A Garden
On from 24 Jul 2007 to 12 Aug 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Don Howarth

* matinee show *
Humans are making a horrible mess of the planet and the dock weeds don't like it. But they're patient. They have deep roots (as any gardener knows). They can wait for the humans to die out. Or can they?

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama
Forgotten Classics: Porcelain & Pink and others
On from 12 Aug 2007 to 12 Aug 2007
King's Head Theatre
by F. Scott FitzGerald and Tennessee Williams

British premieres of three one-act plays packed with dry wit, social commentary and comedy, both dark and light. Rehearsed readings by a West End cast.

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Genre - Musical
Get Happy!
On from 31 Jul 2007 to 26 Aug 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Debbie Saloman

RETURNING BY POPULAR DEMAND: She’s back. After a sell-out run in March, Debbie Saloman returns as Judy Garland for a month’s run of the show which is “…nothing short of brilliance… fantastic”

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Genre - Comedy
Electric Mouse Comedy Club - with Hal Cruttenden
On from 26 Aug 2007 to 26 Aug 2007
King's Head Theatre
by various

A great night of stand-up comedy starring Hal Cruttenden in a special extended set, ably supported by Simon Holland, Robert White and warm Australian Benny Boot. James Mullinger is MC.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Lone Star & Pvt Wars
On from 28 Aug 2007 to 23 Sep 2007
King's Head Theatre
by James McClure

Two one-act plays filled with comedic genius and personal tragedy, featuring very different individuals back from Vietnam. Received with rapture when first staged in the ‘70s in New York and London. Shane Richie stars; James Jagger makes his professional theatrical debut.

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Genre - Comedy
Electric Mouse Comedy Club - with Matthew Crosby
On from 30 Sep 2007 to 30 Sep 2007
King's Head Theatre
by various

if.comeddie nominee Matthew Crosby (Pappy's Fun Club) headlines, joined by "genuine original" Edward Aczel, "deceptively sharp" Sally-Anne Hayward, AND Gerry Kyei, Chris Mayo and MC James Mullinger. What a night!

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Cat's-Paw
On from 25 Sep 2007 to 04 Nov 2007
King's Head Theatre
by William Mastrosimone

Transferring from a highly successful run this June as the part of the King’s Head Theatre New Momentum Project, where Time Out awarded it 5 STARS and CRITICS CHOICE:

Eco-warriors Cathy and Victor hold EPA official David Darling hostage, then kidnap TV news reporter Jessica Lyons to broadcast their story to the world. Jessica denounces them as terrorists, but at an 11th hour twist, her professional and moral judgements are pushed to their limits.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
The World at One:
On from 08 Nov 2007 to 11 Nov 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Simon De Deney, Kevin Anthony Kautzman, and Erin McMahon

In light of recent flooding, the foot and mouth outbreak and imminent bird flu, three of London’s best new writers tackle the theme ‘National Disasters’.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Love
On from 04 Nov 2007 to 12 Nov 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Paddy Navin

Sarah and Simon – 20 years of marriage. Love is strong. Too strong for some. Is it a garden of Eden or a jungle?

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
The Bicycle Men
On from 06 Nov 2007 to 02 Dec 2007
King's Head Theatre
by King's Head

A sublimely silly musical comedy with French overtones.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Untouched
On from 13 Nov 2007 to 02 Dec 2007
King's Head Theatre
by Nick Huntington

Gritty, poignant, funny – Untouched explores the themes of asexuality and the nature of love. It challenges society’s perception of and obsession with sex and sexuality.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - Musical
Treasure Island
On from 06 Dec 2007 to 13 Jan 2008
King's Head Theatre
by Robert Lewis Stevenson, adapted by Chris Pickles, Music by Paul Knight

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale, Treasure Island is full of mystery, adventure, and pirates! A fun-filled musical romp for the whole family.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
The Dybbuk
On from 18 Jan 2008 to 24 Feb 2008
King's Head Theatre
by S. Ansky, adapted by Eve Leigh

The Dybbuk resurrects the folkloric tale of superstition, fate and immortal love.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Fat Christ
On from 26 Feb 2008 to 23 Mar 2008
King's Head Theatre
by Gavin Davis

Jack Taylor is always hopeful that the next idea will be his big break in life.

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Genre - Musical
The Black & White Ball
On from 01 Apr 2008 to 04 May 2008
King's Head Theatre
by Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Warner Brown

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT!

The Black & White Ball was a glittering affair, with the celebrities of the day dancing the night away to the strains of Cole porter's immortal songs.

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Genre - Musical
Betwixt!
On from 06 May 2008 to 22 Jun 2008
King's Head Theatre
by Ian McFarlane

Take Bailey and Cooper, a pair of unlikely heroes, mix with a teaspoon of princess, a peppering of fabulous, a drizzling of nymphs and a massive dose of humour, blend with a musical comedy and a masterful score and you have Betwixt!

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
The Shadowmaster
On from 29 Jul 2008 to 07 Sep 2008
King's Head Theatre
by Directed and adapted from JM Barrie's Dear Brutus by Stephanie Sinclaire

A Midsummer Night's Dream meets Gosford Park by way of The Twilight Zone.....

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Classic
The Elder Statesman
On from 21 Sep 2008 to 21 Sep 2008
King's Head Theatre
by T S Eliot

Christopher Timothy stars in 50th Anniversary reading of T. S. Eliot’s final play

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Drama
Cherry Docs
On from 09 Sep 2008 to 19 Oct 2008
King's Head Theatre
by David Gow

"In an ideal world I'd see you eliminated. In this world I need you more than anyone."

By David Gow

With Eric Loren and David Lyons

Directed by Sherrill Gow

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
A Christmas Carol
On from 10 Dec 2008 to 04 Jan 2009
King's Head Theatre
by Phill Willmott (from Charles Dickens)

The classic tale in a new adaptation by multi-award-winner Phil Willmott, brought to life by a 20-strong ensemble of children, singers, actor-musicians and puppets.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Boys of the Empire
On from 16 Dec 2008 to 11 Jan 2009
King's Head Theatre
by Glenn Chandler

BAFTA award-winner Glenn Chandler's sell-out satirical comedy. The boys of St Ethelred's defend the British way of life against beastliness, terrorists and Turkish cigarettes.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Boys of the Empire
On from 13 Jan 2009 to 24 Jan 2009
King's Head Theatre
by Glenn Chandler

Acclaimed satirical comedy extended for two more weeks following sell-out run
Critics' Choice 'Beautifully executed... achingly funny... impressively pertinent' – Time Out

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
The Murder Game
On from 11 Mar 2009 to 19 Apr 2009
King's Head Theatre
by James Farwell

What's so funny about murder?

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Life's A Gas / Not Going Down
On from 02 May 2009 to 02 May 2009
King's Head Theatre
by Anthony Bull

It’s all kicking off backstage… In these two short comedies about lost innocence, charismatic characters hide unsettling pasts behind their public bravado

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
BaDas Presents..Life's a Gas & Not Going Down
On from 03 May 2009 to 14 Jun 2009
King's Head Theatre
by Anthony Bull

SUNDAYS ONLY (3rd May – 14th June)

BaDas Theatre Company present Life's a Gas and Not Going Down – a double bill of comic plays about lost innocence, in which charismatic characters hide unsettling pasts behind their public bravado.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
F**king Men
On from 19 Mar 2009 to 03 Jul 2009
King's Head Theatre
by Joe DiPietro

A portrait of ten men searching for love, sex and intimacy in America and a fearless dissection of homosexuality that will fascinate male and female audiences of every persuasion.

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Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
Naked Boys Singing
On from 26 May 2009 to 05 Jul 2009
King's Head Theatre
by (Conceived by) Robert Schrock

A perfectly proportioned 70 minute review featuring 7 talented and good looking male actors and an original score of 16 songs celebrating the splendours of male nudity.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Comedy
Bunk
On from 23 Jul 2009 to 09 Aug 2009
King's Head Theatre
by Claudine Biggs

Eve, 19 years old, gets angry and moves out of home. Unaware of how to get into a government run hostel she books herself into a travellers hostel where she falls in love with a 20 something year old called Alex. She finds friendship in a 40 year old Alaskan with nine toes, who wants to give her his pussy....

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Genre - Classic
What's wrong with angry?
On from 08 Jul 2009 to 15 Aug 2009
King's Head Theatre
by Patrick Wilde

Two beautiful boys fall in love, but that love is a crime. Patrick Wilde directs his award-winning, funny, heart-breaking and ultimately triumphant tale of courage and defiance. See the play which became the feature film, Get Real.

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Genre - Comedy
Timing
On from 30 Sep 2009 to 08 Nov 2009
King's Head Theatre
by Alistair Mcgowan

Another day, another job, another pointless product to sell……
But when Julian Mann goes to work one morning, the last person he expects to find alongside him in the tiny room is his ‘ex’. And she’s not just any ‘ex’. She’s the ‘ex’ – the woman who captured his heart, the woman who shared his life for five years, the woman who walked out on him and who hasn’t spoken to him since…..

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Musical
Nursery Crimes
On from 12 Oct 2009 to 24 Nov 2009
King's Head Theatre
by Lauren Hillier & Ryan Carey-Hills

Packed with original songs, catchy lyrics and deliciously adult dialogue, Nursery Crimes blows a rude raspberry in the face of public decency!

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy
Scouts in Bondage
On from 12 Nov 2009 to 10 Jan 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Glenn Chandler

The follow-up to last year's hit, Boys Of The Empire! We go aboard Imperial Airways with four intrepid English boy scouts who are on their way to British India for a jamboree with scouts from all over the globe (most of which is owned by us, anyway).

"Achingly funny" – Time Out on "Boys of the Empire"
"A sell-out hit... A ripping yarn" – The Independent on "Boys of the Empire"

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Genre - Classic
A Christmas Carol
On from 02 Dec 2009 to 10 Jan 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Phil Willmott

A Christmas Carol at The King's Head Theatre, Islington
A Musical Adaptation by Phil Willmott
Directed by Joe Fredericks
Produced by Jane Lesley, Emily Agnew and Ellie Collyer-Bristow for MokitaGrit Productions

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Genre - Musical
Lola LaBelle's House of Burlesque
On from 01 Feb 2010 to 14 Feb 2010
King's Head Theatre
by King's Head Theatre

Lola LaBelle's House of Burlesque invites you inside for an evening of sinful delights and sophisticated sensuality featuring the finest in art-house burlesque.

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Genre - New Writing
THE SMOKE
On from 31 Jan 2010 to 14 Feb 2010
King's Head Theatre
by by three exciting new writers

"Three stories, three centuries, one great city"

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Genre - New Writing
THE SMOKE
On from 31 Jan 2010 to 14 Feb 2010
King's Head Theatre
by by three exciting new writers

"Three stories, three centuries, one great city" at 1pm on 31st January, 7th and 14th February.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Naked Homo
On from 18 Mar 2010 to 19 Mar 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Martin Lewton

Ten scenes of naked gay life performed by one naked homo...

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Condor and the Maiden
On from 02 Mar 2010 to 21 Mar 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Dermot Murphy

Set in South America, disputes over land and family loyalty become entwined in a mother and daughter's daily struggle for survival.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Lord Arthur's Bed
On from 03 Mar 2010 to 28 Mar 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Martin Lewton

Two modern men find a hidden history and some uncomfortable truths that threaten to wreck their new life together.

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Boris Johnson and his sodding bicycle
On from 11 Apr 2010 to 11 Apr 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Steve Haythorne & Ann Jeffs

Set during the now infamous Olympic Games acceptance ‘wiff-waff’ speech, we see Boris as scholar, journalist, celebrity and England’s most popular and unpopular politician.

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Genre - Musical
Taboo-be-do
On from 18 Apr 2010 to 18 Apr 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Something Happened

An evening of songs your mother DIDN’T sing to you… Something Happened and Victoria Hart romp through politically incorrect songs from the past hundred years.

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Genre - Comedy
Big Shoe
On from 13 Apr 2010 to 18 Apr 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Warren Drew

Hilarious new one-act comedy. A tramp in Brighton...during conference season...with a stack of magazines and some glue. What could go wrong?

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Genre - Drama
Eight
On from 27 Apr 2010 to 02 May 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Ella Hickson

Monologues from a prostitute, a high flyer, a gallery owner, a single mum, a teenager, a cheating lover and a soldier reveal hidden worlds.

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Genre - New Writing
My Life in the Movies and Other Places
On from 02 May 2010 to 02 May 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Michael Winner

Michael Winner's one-man show traces, through hilarious stories, his life in show business, how he became a top Hollywood director and in particular humorous tales of the stars he directed and befriended including Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Charles Bronson, Burt Lancaster, Orson welles. Fay Dunaway, Anthony Hopkins and many others.

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Genre - Comedy
Chekhov Comedy
On from 09 May 2010 to 16 May 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Anton Chekhov/ C Company

The Bear and The Proposal...they're not two of Chekhov's famous intense dramas, but they're funny!...two overlooked gems from Russia’s most cherished story teller.

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Genre - Drama
Tea With The Old Queen
On from 10 May 2010 to 17 May 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Graham Woolnough

An intimate portrait of a Royal world from the inside told through the secret diaries of Billy Tallon, head of the QM’S Household.

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Genre - Drama
House of Burlesque
On from 07 May 2010 to 21 May 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Lola LaBelle & Co

Lola LaBelle's House of Burlesque invites you to enjoy an evening of sinful delights and sophisticated sensuality featuring the finest in art-house burlesque.

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Genre - Drama
Studies for a Portrait
On from 30 Mar 2010 to 23 May 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Daniel Reitz

Internationally-acclaimed American artist Julian Barker has months to live. Retreating to his Hamptons beach house, lovers past and present arrive to stake their claims.

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Genre - Comedy
Spam & Beans
On from 27 May 2010 to 29 May 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Spam anbd Beans

Quiz show doyens Spam and Beans have been thrilling audiences with their World Famous Quiz shows for almost four years.

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Genre - Drama
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
On from 26 May 2010 to 06 Jun 2010
King's Head Theatre
by European Arts Company/Robert Louis Stevenson

Set in a tavern in 1888, a versatile ensemble cast will re-enact this classic tale using only the things you would find in a pub!

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Genre - Comedy
Tonight's Top Story
On from 13 Jun 2010 to 13 Jun 2010
King's Head Theatre
by The Maydays

Hot off the press! Award-winning masters of improv comedy The Maydays and their ingenious musician present their critically acclaimed show Tonight’s Top Story.

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Genre - Comedy
Josh Howie
On from 16 Jun 2010 to 16 Jun 2010
King's Head Theatre
by .

At 28, Josh’s mum kicked him out. Time to be a man. At Grandma's.

One house. One comic. One grandmother. One breakdown.

“Howie is a name to watch.” The Times

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Genre - Comedy
Big Shoe
On from 06 Jun 2010 to 30 Jun 2010
King's Head Theatre
by .

Things never run according to plan.

Tim just wanted to find a hotel. Unfortunately Stanley had other ideas. A tramp in Brighton...during conference season....with a bag of glue and a stack of magazines.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Beating Berlusconi!
On from 08 Jun 2010 to 04 Jul 2010
King's Head Theatre
by John Graham Davies

BEATING BERLUSCONI! is based on the now famous true story of a scouser who ended up sitting next to Silvio Berlusconi at the Attaturk Stadium.

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Genre - New Writing
Eight
On from 11 Jul 2010 to 25 Jul 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Ella Hickson

A prostitute clinging to traditional values; a high flyer with his world blown apart; a trendy gallery owner with a suicidal lover; a single mum seeing a glimpse of middle class security; a teenager escaping to a world of secrets; a cheating and cheated lover; a traumatized soldier with unusual ‘friends’: in monologues they reveal inner worlds.

Sunday 11th July, Monday 19th July, Sunday 25th July, Monday 26th July 2010 @ 7:30pm.

The show is approximately 95 minutes with an interval.

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Genre - Drama
Bitter Girl
On from 07 Jul 2010 to 07 Aug 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Annabel Girffiths, Alison Lawrence and Mary Francis Moore

Bittergirl is a darkly hysterical romp through the lives of three women and the men who dumped them.

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Genre - Drama
Bubba and Luvvie
On from 07 Jul 2010 to 08 Aug 2010
King's Head Theatre
by Angus Strachan

Bubba & Luvvie is a two-hander romantic whodunnit about a man and a woman on a park bench overlooking the ocean. As Bubba and Luvvie playfully joust and jest with each other, undercurrents and whirlpools begin to swamp them as their back story becomes more gritty, preposterous (yet real) and poignant revealing the desperate reason these two apparent strangers MUST resolve their romantic conundrum... TONIGHT!

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Lanza
On from 11 Dec 2010 to 22 Jan 2011
King's Head Theatre
by written by and starring Andrew Bain

With a seven-movie Hollywood deal with MGM, million-selling recordings and hailed as "the greatest voice of the twentieth century" and the "new Caruso", handsome American tenor Mario Lanza appeared to have the world at his feet. But addictions to overeating and alcohol had a serious effect on his health...

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D'Ukes Live
On from 23 Jan 2011 to 23 Jan 2011
King's Head Theatre
by D'Ukes

A performance by D’Ukes is fun, original and a little different to the usual entertainment and guaran­teed to get you smiling! AND if you play ukulele (even as a beginner) bring it along as there will be an opportunity to strum along with D'Ukes during the second half of their performance.

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Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Classic
Cinderella
On from 23 Jan 2011 to 18 Feb 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Rossini, in a new version by Tony Britten

Rossini's magical Cinderella bursts into London�s Little Opera House just in time for Christmas, in a sparkling new version by Tony Britten.

The classic fairytale is given a fresh, modern twist in this witty new production. Prince Ramiro falls for Angelina, the one girl who is unimpressed by his wealth and glamour, despite the attempts of her nouveau-riche sisters to turn his head.

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O Moon of Alabama
On from 20 Feb 2011 to 20 Feb 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Kurt Weil

Walter van Dyk (currently in A Flea in her Ear at the Old Vic) and Liza Sadovy (just returned from La Bête on Broadway) reunite to perform this rare compilation of Kurt Weill's most popular works, sung in German and English, including songs from Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Happy End, and also his Broadway shows.

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Genre - Musical
Cellestial Cello Quartet
On from 25 Mar 2011 to 25 Feb 2011
King's Head Theatre
by unknown

An evening of true musical delight from Cellestial Cello Quartet, a stylish, unique and innovative ensemble.

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Genre - Musical
Gilbert & Sullivan: All At Sixes And Sevens
On from 23 Feb 2011 to 19 Mar 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Timothy Knapman

A witty and elegant new play that celebrates a very particular kind of English genius.

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Genre - Musical
A Stage Kindly: A Feast Of Snacks
On from 24 Mar 2011 to 24 Mar 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Michael Gordon Shapiro

This is an exciting find from America – four musicals in one.

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Genre - Classic
Cellestial Cello Quartet
On from 25 Mar 2011 to 25 Mar 2011
King's Head Theatre
by not known

An evening of true musical delight from Cellestial Cello Quartet, a stylish, unique and innovative ensemble.

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Genre - Classic
Song Cycle for Japan
On from 27 Mar 2011 to 27 Mar 2011
King's Head Theatre
by OperaUpClose

This Sunday 27 March, Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose will be holding a fundraising concert at St Mary's Church in Islington.

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Genre - Musical
A Stage Kindly: April Revue
On from 07 Apr 2011 to 07 Apr 2011
King's Head Theatre
by unknown

APRIL REVUE is an evening of show-stopping material especially selected from new musicals being developed by writers from all over the world.

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Genre - Comedy
Now Or Never
On from 20 Mar 2011 to 10 Apr 2011
King's Head Theatre
by by Peter Land

Including special guests... and maybe a dog!

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Genre - Classic Genre - Musical
Dorian Griner Piano
On from 11 Apr 2011 to 11 Apr 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Bach, Chopin & Rachmaninov

One evening only of piano recital with internationally-acclaimed pianist Dorian Griner, playing Bach, Chopin & Rachmaninov.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Musical Genre - Kids Theatre
OPERA BLOCKS
On from 09 Apr 2011 to 21 Apr 2011
King's Head Theatre
by English Pocket Opera Company

After performances to over 25,000 children in schools Opera Blocks comes to the theatre for the first time!

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Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
A Butcher of Distinction
On from 10 Apr 2011 to 24 Apr 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Rob Hayes

A murder-suicide forces two orphaned twins out of the rural wilderness they know and into a bleak, brutal London that they don’t.

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Genre - Musical
H.M.S. PINAFORE (10PM)
On from 08 Apr 2011 to 14 May 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Gillbert and Sullivan

Your opinion of G&S will be taken to new and extraordinary places, and will be changed for ever.

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Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
The Barber of Seville (or Salisbury)
On from 15 Feb 2011 to 22 May 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Rossini, in a new version by Robin Norton-Hale

This adaptation is sung in a new English translation which will make the show witty and accessible to modern audiences, while nodding to the style and mannerisms of Regency England. This adaptation offers a fresh take on the original for opera fans and a slick, funny introduction for those who thought opera was not for them.

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Genre - Musical Genre - Classic
H.M.S. PINAFORE
On from 26 Mar 2011 to 27 May 2011
King's Head Theatre
by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Charles Court Opera makes a welcome return with a revival of their smash-hit production of Gilbert and Sullivan's superbly funny comic opera.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Musical Genre - New Writing
PAGLIACCI
On from 06 Apr 2011 to 31 May 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Ruggero Leoncavallo, in a new version by Anna Gregory

A dark grotesque tale where the players' personal lives spill onto the stage in this gritty tale of jealousy and murder.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
COFFIN
On from 13 Jun 2011 to 27 Jun 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Tristan Bernays

COFFIN – The First Play in The Without Décor Season
Written by Tristan Bernays

The world premiere of a new play from Tristan Bernays will run at The King’s Head Theatre as the very first “Without Décor” Production on Monday June 13th, 20th and 27th.

Coffin reveals the lives of four, young people sharing endless drug fuelled days in a dingy, East London flat; a place that has been forgotten by everyone except those that live in it. Yet, the world as they know it begins to change when ex-squaddie Connor enters their domain .......

Performs 13, 20, 27 June at 10PM
Tickets £7.50

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Cosi
On from 19 Jun 2011 to 13 Jul 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Louis Nowra

A play about the madness of love, war and putting on an opera in Melbourne, 1972.
In a mental asylum.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
BELFAST GIRLS
On from 01 Aug 2011 to 15 Aug 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Jaki McCarrick, Directed by Svetlana Dimcovic

Escaping the Irish famine in 1850 five young women seek passage on a ship to Australia.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical
THE TELEPHONE & THE MEDIUM
On from 22 Aug 2011 to 27 Aug 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Gian Carlo Menotti

Open Door Opera are poised to take on N1 with a double-bill in celebration of Gian Carlo Menotti's centenary.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Classic
THE CORONATION OF POPPEA
On from 05 Apr 2011 to 31 Aug 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Mark Ravenhill & Alex Silverman

Monteverdi's tale of the triumphant adultery between Poppea and Roman Emperor Nero gets a radical treatment in Mark Ravenhill's and Alex Silverman's new version.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Drama
MANIFEST DESTINY
On from 02 Sep 2011 to 26 Sep 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Music by Keith Burstein with libretto by Dic Edwards

Opening on the 10 year anniversary of the devastating 9/11 terrorist attacks, comes a brand new opera which questions America’s culpability in these terrifying terrorist assaults

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic Genre - Musical
THE TURN OF THE SCREW
On from 01 Jul 2011 to 08 Oct 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Benjamin Britten

Britten’s terrifying chamber opera THE TURN OF THE SCREW, based on Henry James’ thriller, comes to London’s Little Opera House this summer.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
The Lighthouse
On from 26 Sep 2011 to 10 Oct 2011
King's Head Theatre
by James MacVeigh

A coming of age story of two young boys in 1950s Merseyside. Part of the Without Decor new writing season.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
CONSTANCE
On from 13 Sep 2011 to 22 Oct 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Oscar Wilde

The world premiere of the only unproduced Oscar Wilde play

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Genre - Musical Genre - Classic
Susanna's Secret
On from 07 Nov 2011 to 13 Nov 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Ermmano Wolf-Ferrari

The Opera Cabaret Company present Ermmano Wolf-Ferrari's witty and delightful comedy of manners.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Musical
For A Look Or A Touch
On from 19 Nov 2011 to 20 Nov 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Jake Heggie

The UK premiere of Jake Heggie's haunting and provocative operatic masterpiece, telling the story of two gay lovers in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany.

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Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
The Shoemaker's Wonderful Wife
On from 16 Nov 2011 to 23 Nov 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Federico Garcia Lorca

Be drawn into the magical world of the old shoe maker and his beautiful wife.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Musical Genre - New Writing
Take Me To Hollywood
On from 17 Nov 2011 to 24 Nov 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Scandimaniacs

Scandimaniacs present an evening of music, comedy and physical theatre with a twist.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Musical
West End Backwards
On from 27 Nov 2011 to 27 Nov 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Various

An evening of musical numbers from your favourite West End shows, performed with a twist.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical
Two New Musicals: Astronots & The Reckoning
On from 08 Dec 2011 to 10 Dec 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Chris Dowling, Patrick Duncombe, Anthony MacMahon, Jonathan Powell, Felix Hagan

This double-bill of brand-new musicals is brought to you fresh from the minds of London's finest up-and-coming musicians and playwrights.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Classic
LA BOHEME
On from 21 Nov 2011 to 15 Dec 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Puccini, in a new version by Robin Norton-Hale

The Olivier Award-winning opera returns to London's Little Opera House for Christmas 2011.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Pure O
On from 06 Dec 2011 to 17 Dec 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Gareth Jandrell

A new dark comedy by Gareth Jandrell about a man fighting a battle that no one else can see.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Stand Up Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
Suggs: My Life Story in words and music
On from 02 Dec 2011 to 18 Dec 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Suggs

The Madness frontman offers an Access-All-Areas pass to the story of his 30-year career in pop music.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - Musical Genre - Classic
Hansel and Gretel
On from 17 Dec 2011 to 30 Dec 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Engelbert Humperdinck

Open Door Opera return to the King's Head with Engelbert Humperdinck's beautiful account of this beloved fairytale.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Comedy Genre - Musical Genre - New Writing Genre - Kids Theatre
The Sword & The Dope
On from 10 Dec 2011 to 30 Dec 2011
King's Head Theatre
by Michael Horspool

A new and original musical comedy for all the family.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
First Light / Mr Darwin's Tree
On from 04 Jan 2012 to 28 Jan 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Murray Watts

Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, a double bill of plays about love, hope and doubt.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Happiness
On from 08 Jan 2012 to 29 Jan 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Murray Watts

London premiere of a haunting play about love on the edge of destruction, a visceral two-hander set in the remote Highlands.

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Genre - Musical Genre - New Writing
La Fanciulla del West (or West End Girl)
On from 31 Jan 2012 to 03 Mar 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Giacomo Puccini, in a new version by Robert Chevara and Kfir Yefet

Puccini's classic opera updated to the present day. A story of young love, desire and conflict.

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Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
The Mikado
On from 05 Feb 2012 to 04 Mar 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Gilbert & Sullivan

Charles Court Opera unveil a bold new production of Gilbert & Sullivan's madcap masterpiece.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Someone To Blame
On from 06 Mar 2012 to 31 Mar 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Tess Berry-Hart

Sam Hallam was convicted of murder in 2004. But there was no CCTV. No forensics. He denies he was even there. This is his story.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Restitution
On from 11 Mar 2012 to 01 Apr 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Emily Juniper

Ugly Sister Productions presents the story of one man's quest to find what his mother searched for all her life.

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Genre - Musical Genre - Drama
Caritas
On from 01 Apr 2012 to 02 Apr 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Arnold Wesker and Robert Saxton

An opera about a young woman who gives up freedom to become closer to God, with disturbing consequences.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama Genre - Musical
Carmen
On from 03 Apr 2012 to 05 May 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Bizet, in a new version by Ben Cooper

A new version of the classic opera, in which a young woman becomes the fatal link between lawful society and the underworld where she belongs.

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Genre - Drama
Denial
On from 15 May 2012 to 09 Jun 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Arnold Wesker

The London premiere of Arnold Wesker's controversial false-memory play comes to the King's Head Theatre for his 80th birthday.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy Genre - Musical Genre - New Writing
Spinach
On from 12 Jun 2012 to 07 Jul 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Janine and Simon Waters

Imagine waking up, realising you've been drugged and tied to a stranger. A sung play from Waters Edge Arts.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
Bud
On from 17 Jun 2012 to 08 Jul 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Nick Darke

Love, Land, Collateral – and Tumble Dryers. A bravura one-man comedy from acclaimed Cornish writer Nick Darke

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
Vieux Carré
On from 10 Jul 2012 to 04 Aug 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Tennessee Williams

The first London revival of Tennessee Williams' autobiographical play about an aspiring young writer at a New Orleans boarding house.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Mr Kolpert
On from 15 Jul 2012 to 05 Aug 2012
King's Head Theatre
by David Gieselmann

First performed at the Royal Court in 2000, this relevant, violent and exciting dark comedy gets its first London revival from theatre collective The Curious Room.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Classic
The Great Gatsby Musical
On from 07 Aug 2012 to 01 Sep 2012
King's Head Theatre
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Set in the sizzling heat of a 1920s New York summer, Ruby In The Dust bring this world premiere to the King's Head.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Comedy Genre - Musical
The Pirates of Penzance
On from 04 Sep 2012 to 29 Sep 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Gilbert & Sullivan

Charles Court Opera unveils a vibrant new production of Gilbert & Sullivan's comedy masterpiece.

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Genre - Musical Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
Tosca
On from 02 Oct 2012 to 10 Nov 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Giacomo Puccini, in a new version by Adam Spreadbury-Maher

Puccini's taut drama of love, lust, and the corrupting influence of power is given a radical yet affectionate reworking by Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose in association with Malmö Opera.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
The Upstairs Room
On from 13 Nov 2012 to 08 Dec 2012
King's Head Theatre
by David K. O'Hara

London is sinking, there’s constant rain and everyone is trying to escape. The London premiere of an apocalyptic love story.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
In Extremis
On from 18 Nov 2012 to 09 Dec 2012
King's Head Theatre
by Neil Bartlett

On the night of the 24th March 1895, Mrs Robinson, a society palm reader, agreed to see Oscar Wilde in her London flat, just one week before the 'trial of the century'.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
House of Blakewell's Christmas House Party
On from 16 Dec 2012 to 30 Dec 2012
King's Head Theatre
by House of Blakewell

House of Blakewell return to the King's Head with a frisky, festive, Christmas flourish! A riotous evening of outrageously topical, eighty-three per cent original songs.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
A Thornton Wilder Family Christmas
On from 11 Dec 2012 to 05 Jan 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Thornton Wilder

A double bill of plays by three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Thornton Wilder, The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden, and The Long Christmas Dinner.

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Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
Starchild
On from 13 Dec 2012 to 05 Jan 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Linnie Reedman and Joe Evans, after the fairytale by Oscar Wilde

From the company behind sell-out summer success The Great Gatsby Musical comes the world premiere adaptation of Oscar Wilde's famous fairytale. Suitable for all ages.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
The Cabaret Voltaire
On from 20 Jan 2013 to 28 Jan 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Xavier de Sousa and Cordelia Howard (creators)

Needless Alley Collective in association with Manchester School of Art presents an eclectic evening inspired by the Dadaists of 1916. Always evolving. Always chaning. Always questioning.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
Cross Purpose
On from 05 Jan 2013 to 02 Feb 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Albert Camus (translation by Stuart Gilbert)

Returning to the King's Head after a critically-acclaimed autumn season, darkly absurd and tragic consequences ensue in this UK premiere by Nobel laureate Albert Camus.

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Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
L'elisir d'amore
On from 05 Feb 2013 to 16 Mar 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Gaetano Donizetti in a new English version by Thomas Eccleshare

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose presents Donizetti's warm-hearted opera which fizzes with wit, great tunes and a dissection of the way love can confound even the cleverest of us.

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Genre - Musical Genre - Drama
The Secret Garden
On from 10 Feb 2013 to 17 Mar 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

From the producing team behind The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Arts Theatre) comes the three-times Tony Award-winning musical based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, in an intimate concert staging.

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Genre - Musical
Quasimodo
On from 20 Mar 2013 to 13 Apr 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Lionel Bart

Olivier! composer Lionel Bart's musical about the Hunchback of Notre Dame gets its World Premiere staging at the King's Head, 50 years after he started writing it.

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Genre - Musical Genre - Classic
Charles Castronovo: Dolce Napoli
On from 31 Mar 2013 to 29 Apr 2013
King's Head Theatre
by various

The internationally-acclaimed tenor takes to the King's Head stage for six special performances alongside a starring role at the Royal Opera House.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Classic Genre - Musical
Ballo (or A Masked Ball)
On from 17 Apr 2013 to 25 May 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Giuseppe Verdi, in a new English version by Adam Spreadbury-Maher

Based on the real-life assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden, OperaUpClose presents Verdi’s political thriller set in a famous Swedish homeware store.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Californian Lives
On from 21 Apr 2013 to 26 May 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Martin Foreman

How well do you know those who are closest to you? Arbery Productions present three powerful and moving monologues by award-winning writer Martin Foreman.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
On from 29 May 2013 to 22 Jun 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Liz Lochhead

Considered a modern classic in Scotland, Liz Lochhead's tale of political and sexual intrigue gets its first London run, directed by Robin Norton-Hale and presented by TheatreUpClose.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Boys' Life
On from 02 Jun 2013 to 23 Jun 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Howard Korder

An acclaimed production of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated. Poignant, honest and acerbically funny, it tells the story of three former college pals, struggling to deal with the emptiness of modern life.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
Our Town
On from 26 Jun 2013 to 20 Jul 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Thornton Wilder

The 75th anniversary production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play following a generation of villagers in a small New England town. Savio(u)r return to the King's Head after their acclaimed Christmas 2012 double-bill.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Musical Genre - New Writing
RIP
On from 30 Jun 2013 to 21 Jul 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Sonnie Beckett and Joe Morrow

Whitechapel, 1888. The most infamous serial killer of all time has brutally murdered five women. Police surgeons guide us through this world of secrets in a new work told through song and taken from the writings of the people who knew these women best.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
The Boat Factory
On from 23 Jul 2013 to 17 Aug 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Dan Gordon

Belfast, July 1947. A 16 year-old boy starts his apprenticeship at the shipyard that built the Titanic. If you can dream it – they can build it. This is The Boat Factory.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
All Saints
On from 28 Jul 2013 to 18 Aug 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Nicola Baldwin

Based on a true story and inspired by the exuberant churches and communities of Peckham, Furious Theatre's All Saints arrives at the King's Head straight from its sold-out run at The Last Refuge.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Drama
Bonnie And Clyde
On from 21 Aug 2013 to 21 Sep 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Linnie Reedman and Joe Evans

The team behind last summer’s sell-out The Great Gatsby Musical bring the premiere of their story of America’s most famous Depression-era folk legends to the King’s Head Theatre.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
A Tale Of Two Cities
On from 25 Sep 2013 to 19 Oct 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Charles Dickens, adapted by Terrence Rattigan & John Gielgud

One of the darkest and most romantic of Dickens novels, this adaptation by Terence Rattigan and John Gielgud gets its world premiere in a daring production by King’s Head Theatre artistic director Adam
Spreadbury-Maher.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Musical Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Two Caravans
On from 29 Sep 2013 to 20 Oct 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Guy Harries and Ace McCarron, based on the novel by Marina Lewycka

OperaUpClose presents the winner of the Flourish new opera competition 2012. A hilarious romp of a road trip meets keen-eyed social satire in this warm-hearted and dramatic new opera by Guy Harries and Ace McCarron.

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LA TRAVIATA
On from 23 Oct 2013 to 30 Nov 2013
King's Head Theatre
by Giuseppe Verdi, in a new English version by Robin Norton-Hale

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose present the story of Violetta, a so-called 'fallen woman' who sacrifices her own happiness for her lover's family and future, in a co-production with Malmö Opera and the Belgrade Theatre.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama
Shang-a-Lang
On from 22 Jan 2014 to 15 Feb 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Catherine Johnson

The first London revival of this ruthlessly funny play from the writer of international stage and screen smash Mamma Mia!

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Half a Person
On from 26 Jan 2014 to 16 Feb 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Alex Broun

Meet William, a twenty-something Londoner who drifts from coffee shop to bar, falling in love, self-obsessing and finding solace in The Smiths.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Musical
Tchaikovsky Romances: Secret Affections
On from 08 Mar 2014 to 08 Mar 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Alistair Sutherland and Horacio López perform a programme of Tchaikovsky songs alongside readings from his letters, to highlight the irony of Russia’s pride in the composer, coupled with Putin's recent anti-gay legislation.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London
On from 02 Mar 2014 to 23 Mar 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Alison Skilbeck

In her new one-woman show, Alison Skilbeck explores the public, and hidden life of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - Musical Genre - New Writing
Dido & Aeneas / Young Wife: a double bill
On from 19 Feb 2014 to 29 Mar 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Henry Purcell / Katarzyna Brochochka

OperaUpClose opens the 2014 season with a double bill of Purcell's exquisite 17th century tragedy and the UK premiere of a Polish 21st century social satire.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical
Once We Lived Here
On from 02 Apr 2014 to 26 Apr 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Dean Bryant

TheatreUpClose presents the UK premiere of this this funny, touching and totally original Australian musical about families, secrets and the passing of a way of life.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
Hedda Gabler
On from 20 Apr 2014 to 27 Apr 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Henrik Ibsen

After a successful run at Etcetera Theatre earlier this year FiasCo Theatre are bringing back their boldly abridged and modernized version of Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler” that promises to both entertain and disturb.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
For The Trumpets Shall Sound
On from 06 Apr 2014 to 27 Apr 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Gaelle Stark-Ordish

Transferring after a hugely successful run at the Vault Festival, this bold new play explores a forbidden love in the trenches at a time when such love was considered an act of treason.

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Genre - Drama
Strawberries In January
On from 11 May 2014 to 13 May 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Évelyne de la Chenelière in a version by Rona Munro

Cygnet Theatre present Évelyne de la Chenelière's play in a version by Rona Munro. Full of rewinds and reinventions, showing the differences between lies and fictions, and how real life seldom lives up to the movies.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
The Brothers Karamazov
On from 11 May 2014 to 25 May 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Connie Stephens, adapted from the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A sizzling, horrifying and often hilarious delve into faith, fibbing, and the ultimate dysfunctional family. A rare chance to see Dostoyevsky’s wonderfully passionate last novel brought to the stage.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Foreplay
On from 30 Apr 2014 to 31 May 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Carl Djerassi

Carl Djerassi's ingenious psycho-sexual thriller of betrayal and revenge takes us into the lives of some of the greatest celebrity thinkers of our time to expose the uneasy relationship between genius and hypocrisy in us all.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Being As I Am
On from 18 May 2014 to 01 Jun 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Timothy Turner

A new one-man play written and directed by Timothy Turner. Starring Edmund Digby-Jones. Exceptionally drunk and with no recollection of his past, a man sets about his own mind for the reason for his inebriation. Is he drinking to forget and, if so, what?

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Genre - Classic Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - Musical
Patience
On from 04 Jun 2014 to 28 Jun 2014
King's Head Theatre
by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Charles Court Opera make a long awaited return to the King's Head with a brand new, fresh, and witty production of Gilbert and Sullivan's sharp look at the aesthetic movement, poetry and love.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
The House of Bernarda Alba
On from 08 Jun 2014 to 29 Jun 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Federico Garcia Lorca, in a translation by David Hare

ECCLESIA presents their debut London show, The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca, in an adaption by David Hare, directed by company artistic director Scott Hurran.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
About Miss Julie
On from 02 Jul 2014 to 26 Jul 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Jonathan Sidgwick, based on the play by August Strindberg

Set against the decadent hedonism of the roaring twenties, an era of jazz, gin and social upheaval, About Miss Julie is based in London, 1923, on the night Labour took power for the first time.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Between
On from 05 Aug 2014 to 23 Aug 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Oskar Brown

After huge success in Edinburgh, Brighton, Cape Town and Dublin, the sexy South African sell-out sensation comes to London for the first time. An edgy, fast paced and visceral exploration of male sexuality.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
Lady Windermere's Fan
On from 05 Aug 2014 to 23 Aug 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Oscar Wilde

Ruby In The Dust return with a new 1930s version of Oscar Wilde's satirical thriller and first masterpiece, featuring popular music of the era and full of intrigue, jealousy, scandal and Wilde’s famous, inimitable one-liners.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
Diary of a Nobody
On from 29 Jul 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
King's Head Theatre
by George & Weedon Grossmith, adapted by Mary Franklin

Fresh from a sold-out run at The White Bear Theatre, Rough Haired Pointer present a new adaption of what Evelyn Waugh called ‘the funniest book in the world’ in Mr Pooter’s own north London.

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Genre - Drama
Autobahn
On from 27 Aug 2014 to 20 Sep 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Neil LaBute

The London premiere of Neil LaBute's short-play cycle following colourful, complicated people making their way across America’s highways and their stops, starts, and stalls along the way.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Drama
The Blank Canvas
On from 31 Aug 2014 to 21 Sep 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Spyros Syrmos and Fay Wrixon

WINNER: Flourish new opera competition 2013. OperaUpClose presents the world premiere of this powerful and inventive new opera about a celebrated painter forced to confront the fact that she is going blind.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Hello, Norma Jeane
On from 28 Sep 2014 to 02 Nov 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Dylan Costello

So you thought that Marilyn Monroe was dead? Well, think again...

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - Musical Genre - Classic
The Marriage of Figaro
On from 24 Sep 2014 to 08 Nov 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Mozart, in a new English version by Robin Norton-Hale

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose present Mozart’s joyous classic. Bursting with great tunes, laugh-out-loud comedy and powerful insights into what it is to be human, it's little wonder that this is one of the world’s best-loved operas.

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Genre - Drama
Go See
On from 12 Nov 2014 to 29 Nov 2014
King's Head Theatre
by Norris Church Mailer

A provocative and bold exploration of personal, cultural, and sexual identity as told through Marie, a woman working in a sex booth on 42nd Street.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Musical
Mirror Mirror: A Snow White Pantomime
On from 03 Dec 2015 to 09 Jan 2016
King's Head Theatre
by John Savournin

Charles Court Opera’s legendary annual 'Boutique panto' will be transferring to its new home at the King’s Head Theatre

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Genre - New Writing
Words, Words, Words
On from 17 Apr 2016 to 18 Apr 2016
King's Head Theatre
by Lowri Amies

When sorrows come, they come not single spies. But in battalions.

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