Following successful runs at The Blue Shop Cottage and White Bear Theatre, comic drama Boomerang returns to London for a one-week run at King’s Head Theatre later this month. Book your tickets now!
Written and directed by Ivana Mazza-Coates and Madeleine Shenai, Boomerang runs at the Islington venue from 15-19 May 2019.
Boomerang, which plays out in real time, explores the complexities of mother-daughter relationships, repression and exploration of sexuality, and the loss of a friendship. It analyses the ‘Boomerang Generation’, who are desperate for independence and competitively ambitious, but struggle to take on the responsibilities of growing up, and leaves you debating, reflecting on and scrutinising the intensities of what friendship really means.
Playwrights Ivana Mazza-Coates and Madeleine Shenai met while studying drama at Bristol University. The first seeds of their work on Boomerang was seen at a scratch night at the Park Theatre in 2016. It has since grown to become the production staged at the King’s Head Theatre this month.
Megan Purvis, Alice Kerrigan, Nicola Wright and Daniel Higley star in Boomerang.
Purvis has previously played leading roles in the films Hilda and The Young Cannibals, while Kerrigan boasts stage credits including The Forest (Arcola Theatre), Jumping The Shark (White Bear Theatre) and The Sweet Science of Bruising (Southwark Playhouse), to which she will returns following Boomerang, when the show is revived at Wilton’s Music Hall.
Wright has appeared in stage productions of Geoffrey Bernard is Unwell, Present Laughter and Romeo and Juliet, the latter being directed by Kenneth Branagh, and Higley returns to the London stage having played Lee Harvey Oswald in Assassins in 2018.
Boomerang is produced by Paula McGann with production design by Shanti Gorton. It runs at King’s Head Theatre as part of a spring season that also includes Philip Osment‘s tale of forbidden love This Island’s Mine, Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky‘s hit satire Brexit and the UK premiere of one-woman play Coral Browne: This F***ing Lady.
Boomerang runs at the King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper St, The Angel, London N1 1QN from 15 to 19 May 2019, which performances Wednesday to Saturday 9.15pm and Sunday 5.15pm. Tickets are priced £15. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!