Cast has been announced for the King’s Head Theatre’s acclaimed 2017 revival of Kevin Elyot’s Coming Clean, which transfers to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 2 in January. Time to get booking!
Coming Clean, directed by King’s Head artistic director Adam Spreadbury-Maher, runs at Trafalgar Studios from 9 January to 2 February 2019, with a press night on 11 January and a post-show Q&A chaired by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock on 16 January.
Coming Clean looks at the breakdown of a gay couple’s relationship and examines complex questions of fidelity and love.
The play is set in a flat in Kentish Town, north London, in 1982. Struggling writer Tony and his partner of five years, Greg, seem to have the perfect relationship. Committed and in love, they are both open to one-night stands as long as they don’t impinge on the relationship. But Tony is starting to yearn for something deeper, something more like monogamy. When he finds out that Greg has been having a full-blown affair with their cleaner, Robert, their differing attitudes towards love and commitment become clear.
The four-strong cast for the West End are: Lee Knight as Tony, Stanton Plummer-Cambridge as Greg, Elliot Hadley as William/Jurgen and, making his West End debut, recent Drama Centre graduate Tom Lambert as Robert. Knight, Hadley and Lambert reprise their performances from the production’s Islington run.
In 2017, King’s Head artistic director Adam Spreadbury-Maher directed the 35th-anniversary production and the first London revival of Coming Clean, the first play Kevin Elyot, who became best known for AIDS era classic My Night with Reg. The play premiered at the Bush Theatre on 3 November 1982. Coming Clean is presented in the West End by King’s Head Theatre, Making Productions Limited and RGM Productions.
Coming Clean runs 9 January to 2 February 2019 at London’s Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY. Performances are Monday to Saturdays at 7.45pm, with Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3pm. Tickets are priced £30-£40. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Lee Knight‘s theatre credits include A Very Very Very Dark Matter (The Bridge Theatre), Adam & Eve (Hope Theatre) and Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndham’s Theatre, West End). Film credits include Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, The Spiritualist, Away With Me, Misrule, and The Doorman.
Stanton Plummer-Cambridge recently appeared in Macbeth, The Tempest (Southwark Playhouse), Queers (King’s Head Theatre), Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing(Handlebards Summer Tour), and As You Like It (Shakespeare in the Squares). His television credits include Black Earth Rising and The Durrells.
Tom Lambert graduated from Drama Centre London in 2018, and previously studied at Oxford University. He performed in Life According to Saki (Edinburgh Fringe 2016), which won the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, and subsequently transferred Off-Broadway to New York City.
Elliot Hadley was an original cast member of the award-winning verbatim drama 5 Guys Chillin’ and, after touring with it nationally and internationally (New York’s Soho Playhouse), won the Micheál Mac Liammóir Award for Best Male Performance. Previous performing credits include Alfred Cummins in the BBC’s Preston Passion, Dark Matters for Discovery Channel USA, Thomas Kyd in The Dead Shepherd, ITV’s The Halcyon, and Far From The Madding Crowd with Michael Sheen and Carey Mulligan.