If I have understood the timeline correctly the latest incarnation of Kevin Elyot’s debut play Coming Clean is a revival of a revival.
In the first of my two back-to-back King’s Head Theatre post-show Q&As, I was at Trafalgar Studios for the West End premiere of Kevin Elyot’s first play, Coming Clean, 37 years after the actor-turned-writer made his playwriting debut with it at London’s Bush Theatre.
Adam Spreadbury-Maher’s production of Kevin Elyot’s play Coming Clean transfers to the Trafalgar Studios and Love London Love Culture has rounded up the reviews.
Frank, funny and occasionally ferocious revival of the late Kevin Elyot’s 1982 Bush Theatre debut Coming Clean.
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Martin McDonagh’s A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre, previewing at the Bridge Theatre from 12 October 2018 with an opening night on 24 October. The 12-week run will conclude on 6 January 2019.
Slightly frustrating at times, but Adam & Eve provides a good starting point for discussions – some pertinent themes begin to be uncovered.
Who do you instinctively believe – the accuser or the accused? Tim Cook’s Adam & Eve does an intriguing job of subverting how we think such a drama might play out.
Adam & Eve at the Hope Theatre, London has an atmosphere of simmering tension that keeps the audience on our guard from start to finish.
Following its critically acclaimed debut last year at the Brockley Jack, Broken Silence Theatre’s Adam & Eve is returning for a longer run at Islington’s Hope Theatre, now with new director Jennifer Davis at the helm.
In terms of recent gay history, Coming Clean is instantly dated as a pre-AIDS play but its emotional world is one that still resonates strongly.
Have you booked your tickets yet for the King’s Head’s upcoming 35th anniversary revival of Kevin Elyot’s first play Coming Clean? We reckon you’ll want to after sneaking a peek at these rehearsal room photos…
Most theatregoers will have only learned about Carl Peter Værnet from watching Claudio Macor’s new play Savage, now running upstairs at the Arts Theatre. But the Nazi doctor from Denmark has played a large role in the life of LGBTI activist Peter Tatchell for decades.
Even as I type the above, it strikes me that this cannot possibly be a true story? Could someone be so misguided and barbaric, that this could have really happened or has it just been created as a fictional piece of work by writer and director Claudio Macor?