It’s been 436 days since the King’s Head Theatre closed its doors due to the pandemic, but who’s counting. The theatre makes a comeback with the debut of No Strings Attached by Charles Entsie, an absorbing, site-specific production about the encounter between two strangers late at night, on the third floor of an underground car park, hiding from other people’s gaze.
Barry McStay’s play Vespertilio, first staged at the Vault Festival in 2019, is a two-hander about bats, vampires, gay life, lies, and displacement.
Following successful runs at The Theatre Upstairs in Dublin and The Vault Festival, Sacrament now comes to the King’s Head Theatre’s Plays on Film season.
King’s Head Theatre and Spectacular Music present Alexander S. Bermange’s sparkling musical revue I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical, which heads into London from the Edinburgh Fringe with a quartet of musical theatre performers cheerfully lampooning their craft and genre.
Both Benedict Salter and Joshua Oakes-Rogers have created complex characters and handle the cut and thrust of Barry McStay’s dialogue with aplomb in Vespertilio.
Putting a hilarious twist on the story of Snow White and still allowing for audience participation, online pantomime Snow White In The Seven Months Of Lockdown is a real joy to watch.
The Charles Court Opera team, working at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington, presents Snow White In The Seven Months Of Lockdown.
Alternating historical poorly-researched lessons, German psychedelic music routines and and ill-fitted frocks, there is not a dull moment in The Six Wives of Henry VIII.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 19 January 2020), including Aleks Sierz’s view that the new production of Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre is marching on to victory.
The shifts in storytelling dynamics in JEW…ish at the King’s Head Theatreare fluidly brought to life, so they never jar, but continue to entertain.
Here’s a guide to some of the shows that you might want to book tickets for in the week beginning 13 January 2020.
Playwright Ron Elisha chatted to Emma Clarendon about the world premiere stage production of Falling in Love Again at the King’s Head Theatre.
Unleash the Llama’s acclaimed, sell-out romantic comedy JEW…ish returns to London this month for six performances only at the King’s Head Theatre, running from Tuesday 14 January to Sunday 19 January 2020.
A Prayer for Wings is a beautifully observed slice of life (despite odd moments that remind you it was written 35 years ago).
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 20 October 2019), ranging from Olivia Mitchell’s thigh-slapping joy on seeing Noises Off to Libby Purves’ plea that we listen to the story being told in [Blank] at the Donmar Warehouse.
Set in the world of competitive enduance tickling, Tickle the Musical proves a rather good-natured, sweet thing at the King’s Head Theatre.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 6 October 2019), ranging from Libby Purves’ childhood reminiscences associated with Master Harold and the Boys at the National to Abba-fest Mamma Mia! The Party and reviews of new plays The Open, Two Ladies, The Watsons and more. Enjoy.
This rom-com opera, The Elixir of Love is great fun and incredibly engaging – a ray of sunshine on a cold autumn evening.
We were all madly checking our phones for news in the bars afterwards, but while Westminster dramas were going on, at Wilton’s Music Hall this week, we were getting to glorious grip with the (affectionate) comedy potential of the monarchy with The Crown Dual.
With a little bit of work, James Corley’s new play World’s End could be excellent, but in its current manifestation, something has missed the mark.