Shocking, provocative and poetic. Steven Berkoff’s punchy verse play, East, has returned to its roots. No, not Bethnal Green or the Mile End Road, but the King’s Head Theatre Islington, where it made its London debut in 1975.
Jessica Lazar’s production of East is imaginatively directed, satisfyingly choreographed and acted with commitment by a talented cast within the tight boundaries of the King’s Head Theatre’s postage stamp stage.
Director Jessica Lazar and the cast make the most of every line and inject it with as much energy and emotion as possible to create a compelling and surprisingly humorous show that grabs the attention.
Steven Berkoff’s masterpiece EAST will open the new year at London’s King’s Head Theatre, where it made its London debut in 1975. The new production, directed by Life According to Saki’s Jessica Lazar, runs from 9 January to 3 February 2018.
Lots & lots of shows have their first performances in London and across the country this month, including new productions of Pinter’s The Birthday Party, Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan, and Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well.
Welcome to the Charles Court Christmas party. Their seasonal panto has achieved legendary status in north London over the last 10 or more years, playing to packed houses, both in its original home at the Rosemary Branch and latterly at the Kings Head.