Coming Clean

Following a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run, the smash-hit play by Kevin Elyo, writer of the landmark drama My Night With Reg, returns to Trafalgar Studios 2 in January for a strictly limited four week season.



Tony and Greg seem to have love all figured out. They're in a committed relationship but with room for a little more on the side whenever it takes their fancy. The only rule? Never sleep with the same man twice.



When drop-dead gorgeous Robert walks into their lives, the fragile foundations of their sexual contract are thrown into jeopardy.



Funny, fresh and packed with razor-sharp wit, Coming Clean questions the nature of fidelity and the limits of love.

Schedule

Monday - Saturday: 7:45 pm

Thursday, Saturday: 3:00 pm

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2)

(London, )
Whitehall
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017
The King's Head Theatre, following on from the exciting news that the company will be moving in 2018 to a purpose built, permanent space in the heart of Islington Square, is delighted to announce that they and Joe C Brown will present the West End transfers of their sell-out productions of Puccini's La boh me and Tommy Murphy's Strangers in Between.
by Matt Smith - Oct 12, 2016
Liza's got it all in for herself in this week's installment (and yes, I know I say that every week, but with this show and her predicament, would you really expect anything less?) After settling everything by 'roasting marshmallows' with Josh, Liza gives him a break this week (once again, to contemplate their relationship) but also to head back to New Jersey once again. And no, she's not pickin' up any truffle butter this time 'round; she's going to cash in on a brilliant idea to save a bookstore… with less than favorable results. (Okay, yes, I know I say that every week, too, but seriously.. come on! Have you seen the show?!) Meanwhile, Kelsey heads back into the dating scene, Lauren ends up in a dating dilemma… and somewhere in there, Diana passes out. It's all ahead (or behind), so if you're intrigued…. read on, read on!!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018
Joe C. Brown and Anthony Hollis Productions have announced the tour of a new one-man play THE SHY MANIFESTO, written by Michael Ross, directed by Cat Robey and starring Theo Ancient (Albus Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). THE SHY MANIFESTO will open at Live Theatre, Newcastle on 29 January 2019, before touring nationally.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2018
The King's Head Theatre, Making Productions and RGM Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for the West End transfer of Kevin Elyot's Coming Clean.
by Greg Kerestan - May 30, 2018
You couldn't write a play like this today, but with the right, light touch, you can still get an immensely entertaining evening out of it.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017
LINKIN PARK announced their One More Light World Tour today via Genius HERE A first for both the genre-defying band and the lyric annotation platform. 
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2017
LINKIN PARK announced their One More Light World Tour today via Genius  HERE A first for both the genre-defying band and the lyric annotation platform.
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016
Almost 12 years after fans first met some of the real OC's most beloved high school students, E! News was able to catch up with much of the gang for an exclusive reunion.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017
Artistic Director of King's Head Theatre, London, Adam Spreadbury-Maher will be directing the 35th anniversary production of Coming Clean, Kevin Elyot's first play, which will run at the King's Head Theatre from 25 July to 26 August 2017, with a press night on Friday 28 July.
by TV Scoop - Mar 28, 2016
Get all the scoop on RECOVERY ROAD, airing on FREEFORM tonight, March 28, 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017
Barking Rain Press, a non-profit fiction publisher, today announced the paperback and eBook release of 'The Girl Who Flew Away,' a YA novel by author Val Muller of Northern Virginia. Muller's other works include 'The Scarred Letter,' a YA reboot of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic American novel 'The Scarlett Letter,' as well as 'Faulkner's Apprentice,' 'The Man With the Crystal Ankh,' and the 'Corgi Capers' series. No good deed goes unpunished when freshman Steffie Brenner offers to give the awkward new neighbor girl a ride home after her first day at school. When her older sister Ali stops at a local park to apply for a job, Steffie and Madison slip out of the car for a walk-and Madison vanishes. Already in trouble for a speeding ticket, Ali insists that Steffie say nothing about Madison's disappearance. Even when Madison's mother comes looking for her. Even when the police question them. Some secrets are hard to hide, though-especially with Madison's life on the line. As she struggles between coming clean or going along with her manipulative sister's plan, Steffie begins to question whether she or anyone else is really who she thought they were. After all, the Steffie she used to know would never lie about being the last person to see Madison alive-nor would she abandon someone in the woods: alone, cold, injured, or even worse. But when Steffie learns an even deeper secret about her own past, a missing person seems like the least of her worries. Ask for 'The Girl Who Flew Away' at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at the Barking Rain Press website, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, Waterstones, and many other online bookstores. It is also available as an eBook through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, Content Reserve/Overdrive, the Barking Rain Press website, and many other outlets worldwide. Interested readers can read the first four chapters for free by visiting the Barking Rain Press website at BarkingRainPress.org. The Girl Who Flew Away (YA Fiction) BISAC Genre Codes: YAF058160 - Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Peer Pressure YAF058050 - Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Death & Dying YAF018010 - Young Adult Fiction / Family / Adoption BIC Genre Codes: YFN - Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage) YFCF - Crime & mystery fiction (Children?s / Teenage) LCCN: 2016961725 Trade Paperback (178 pp) ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-35-9 ISBN-10: 1-941295-35-5 Retail Price: $13.95 USD Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books, Mackin Educational Resources eBook (ePub, Kindle, PDF) ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-36-6 ISBN-10: 1-941295-36-3 Retail Price: $5.95 USD Distributors: Content Reserve/Overdrive, Ingram About Barking Rain Press Barking Rain Press is an imprint of the BRP Publishing Group (BRP), which is a non-profit publisher located in the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area-a thriving hub for independent publishers, writers, and literary venues. BRP currently operates three imprints, including Barking Rain Press, Virtual Tales, and Nitis Books. Find out more about the BRP Publishing Group at their website, BarkingRainPress.org.
by TV Scoop - Mar 22, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: THE PERFECTIONISTS, airing on FREEFORM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018
In homes and private venues across the country, one man bares all in a true story about voyeurism, sexual fantasy and nude housework
by Matt Smith - Mar 2, 2016
Hey, YOUNGER fans! Hope you've all had a great week, and that you're recovering well from the heartbreak we all suffered in the last episode. Yes, it was sad for Liza to let Josh go (correction: for Josh to let Liza go), but it seems like she's doing okay. I mean, granted, she's a little shaken — who wouldn't be? — but it's nothing compared to how shaken she'll be at the end of this half-hour. How's that for a teaser? Get you interested? Yes? Well, then… you know what to do. Read on: 
by Matt Smith - Mar 16, 2016
Beware the wrath of the sky!! (Too soon?) And also, more seriously, beware of spoilers! No really. As much as I love people reading my recaps, if you have not yet seen the episode and do not want to be spoiled, turn back now…. 'cause I offer you no mercy. This episode is. a. doozy.  As we all know, Liza's got a pretty big secret she's keeping, period, which she has been keeping since the beginning of the series. But the reveal last week adds one more to the list — and through the course of the episode she just keeps piling 'em on, one after the other. And, you simply won't BELIEVE how it all ends!! 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018
Tonight marks the opening of the world premiere of Old Fools by Tristan Bernays, a surprising, touching and often humorous tale about a couple, one of whom is living with Alzheimer's, and their enduring efforts to hold their relationship together through the years.
by - Mar 10, 2016
Get all the scoop on RECOVERY ROAD, airing on FREEFORM on Monday, March 28, 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017
King's Head Theatre, London has announced casting for the 35th anniversary production of Coming Clean, Kevin Elyot's first play, directed by Artistic Director of King's Head Theatre, Adam Spreadbury-Maher.  The production, which will run at the King's Head Theatre from 25 July to 26 August 2017, with a press night on Friday 28 July, will star Lee Knight as Tony, Elliot Hadley as William/Jurgen, Tom Lambert as Robert and Jason Nwoga as Greg. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is proud to present, the annual Queerly Festival, a festival seen through lavender-colored glasses, June 20-July 2 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). This year, we're bringing together a panoply of performers from New York City and beyond for a gender-liminal, super-gay, non-conformist, totally butch, aggressively femme and subversive AF celebration of all things LGBTQA (LMNOP). Tickets ($20, unless otherwise noted*) are available for purchase in advance at www.horseTRADE.info.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
Ben Strothmann will star in Coming Clean, his first solo play, on Friday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 27 at 7:30pm at the Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street, New York City) as part of the Queerly Festival. Coming Clean will be directed by Mark Finley.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017
The King's Head Theatre today announces the full line-up for its 2017 Queer Season. Established in 2017, the Queer Season is a celebration of the most interesting and innovative LGBTIQ theatre being created in modern Britain.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016
HOAX, an experiential theatre production and second collaboration between Baltimore based playwright Annelise Montone and actor/magician Brian M. Kehoe, will premiere in July 2016 with tickets on sale July 1st.  Mr. Kehoe plays the role of notorious con artist, Maxwell Fink, whose recent reformation (prompted by demonic influence) has scared him into "coming clean" and spilling the secrets of some of the most famous hoaxes, cons and scams of history.  But does Mr. Fink's not-so-lovely assistant, Sarah Swanson, also wish to "educate the doubting public"?  Or is there something more sinister at work?
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 29, 2017
Tony (Lee Knight) and Greg (Jason Nwoga) have been together for five years. Their relationship is safe, secure, and built on the notion that both of them are allowed to have one-night stands out of their flat. But when Tony hires Robert (Tom Lambert) as a cleaner, the couple's balance starts to shift. Directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher 35 years after it first premiered in London, Kevin Elyot's Coming Clean is hilarious in his honesty and openness.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017
The first London revival of Kevin Elyot's first play, Coming Clean, opens tonight 28 July at King's Head Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018
The King's Head Theatre, Making Productions Limited and Joe C Brown are delighted to announce the West End transfer of Kevin Elyot's Coming Clean. Adam Spreadbury-Maher, Artistic Director of the King's Head Theatre, will direct the production, which will run at Trafalgar Studios 2 from 9 January to 2 February 2019, with a national press night on Friday 11 January 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017
The first London revival of Kevin Elyot's first play, Coming Clean, will run at the King's Head Theatre from tonight 25 July to 26 August 2017, with a press night on Friday 28 July. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!
by Guest Blog: Adam Spreadbury-Maher - Jul 20, 2017
I wanted to direct Coming Clean for the King's Head Theatre because I think it's a beautiful piece of work by a wonderful playwright. I'm astonished that it's not had a major London revival in the 35 years since the original production at the Bush Theatre and wanted, in the 50th anniversary month of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, to introduce it to a whole new generation.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Putting the victim at the forefront, Investigation Discovery's new series IMPACT OF MURDER utilizes the emotionally gripping victim's impact statement delivered in court as the driving storytelling technique. Through a victim's own words, viewers understand the horror they endured or the significance of the life that was taken, providing an acute understanding of the collateral damage of murder. Impact statements act as a source of strength for those who may feeling helpless after a senseless tragedy, showcasing the empowerment that they feel when they stand up in court to address the perpetrator. The new six-part series IMPACT OF MURDER premieres on Sunday, July 14 at 109c on Investigation Discovery, with a digital companion series IMPACT OF MURDER: AFTER THE STATEMENT premiering on IDGO immediately following the linear premiere on Sundays at 1110c.
by Charlie Wilks - Jul 18, 2017
When we think of Kevin Elyot, one of the first things that comes to mind is his magnificent 1994 comedy My Night with Reg, a touching play about gay lives revived at the Donmar Warehouse in 2015. Elyot's first play, Coming Clean, is about to be staged at The King's Head in a week's time, and now his final play, Twilight Song, receives its long-awaited premiere at Park Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017
The first London revival of Kevin Elyot's first play, Coming Clean, will run at the King's Head Theatre from 25 July to 26 August 2017, with a press night on Friday 28 July. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017
Stella Gonet is to star in Doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shanley one of the most acclaimed plays in recent memory.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018
Casting is announced for the world premiere of Old Fools by Tristan Bernays, a surprising, touching and often humorous tale about a couple, one of whom is living with Alzheimer's, and their enduring efforts to hold their relationship together through the years.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017
David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre.
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016
E!, WWE(R) and Bunim-Murray Productions' TOTAL DIVAS returns for its explosive fifth season tonight, January 19 at 9pm ET/PT.
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016
E!, WWE® and Bunim-Murray Productions' TOTAL DIVAS returns for its explosive fifth season tonight, January 19 at 9pm ET/PT. Get a sneak peek below!
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 12, 2019
Playwright Kevin Elyot is best known for his brilliant AIDS-era play My Night With Reg, but after being revived at Islington's King's Head Theatre, his debut play Coming Clean has now transferred to the Trafalgar Studios, exploring male gay culture, fidelity and love set in London in the early eighties.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017
David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre.
by Cindy Marcolina - Dec 28, 2018
Adam Spreadbury-Maher - artistic director of the King's Head Theatre and director of theatre and opera - is transferring his critically acclaimed production of Kevin Elyot's Coming Clean to Trafalgar Studios. He talks about his career, his approach to direction, and how momentous the play is ahead of its run in January.
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2015
E!, WWE® and Bunim-Murray Productions' TOTAL DIVAS returns for its explosive fifth season on Tuesday, January 19 at 9pm ET/PT.
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2015
E!, WWE(R) and Bunim-Murray Productions' TOTAL DIVAS returns for its explosive fifth season on Tuesday, January 19 at 9pm ET/PT.
by Jay Irwin - Dec 15, 2018
Dear Readers, I'm going to start out by coming clean to a fact that may cause a few gasps. I've never liked "The Lion King". Unlike much of the rest of America I didn't think the movie was that great and I seriously don't care for the stage version. The story is just a watered-down version of "Hamlet", the music is written by committee with many different composers contributing to the score making for an inconsistent show, and it's all flash and spectacle trying to overshadow songs that don't move anything along by throwing everything they can on stage to distract. It's just overrated. "But," many have retorted, "the costumes are so great." To which I always reply, "Yes, and you see many of them in the first five minutes of the show in the costume parade disguised as an opening number, "Circle of Life". And then after you've seen that, then what? The show has blown their big moment at the beginning of the show and it's all downhill from there. Plus, this is a musical. I come for more than costumes." But we're not here for me to eviscerate "The Lion King", which I could do all day. We know I don't care for it but that aside, how was the current production at the Paramount? Let's discuss that.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017
The King's Head Theatre, following on from the exciting news that the company will be moving in 2018 to a purpose built, permanent space in the heart of Islington Square, and Joe C Brown will present the West End transfer of their sell-out production of Puccini's La boh me. Adam Spreadbury-Maher, Artistic Director of the King's Head Theatre, will direct the production, which is running at Trafalgar Studios 2 from 6 December 2017 to 6 January 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018
Toronto's annual Gay Play Day, a festival of LGBTQ theatre, is celebrating its 7th anniversary of queer theatre at the Alumnae Theatre studio space on Friday, September 7th and Saturday, September 8th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017
Global Citizen today announced Global Citizen Week, a series of events that will culminate with the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in New York City's Central Park.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017
There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt.
by Guest Blog: Hannah Hauer-King - Apr 4, 2018
On BroadwayWorld last year, Adam Spreadbury eloquently discussed his experience of directing Coming Clean, described as arguably the 'first gay kitchen sink drama' of the Eighties. He aptly pointed out that 1982 was a time when exposing audiences to a drama centred around gay men was "an exciting and relatively untapped prospect". And yet, it is both noteworthy and disappointing that 35 years later this statement still rings true for drama focused on gay women.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017
Outlaws to In-laws, which gets its world premiere at London's King's Head Theatre from 29 August - 23 September, is dedicated to the struggles and joys of gay men connecting with each other over the last seven decades.  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016
This LA-based power trio formed in 2003 by Kristin Hersh and Bernard Georges of Throwing Muses (with Rob Ahlers on drums), was named after the lowest note audible to human ears.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is proud to announce its second 'Library in the Lobby event' with the Patchogue-Medford Library (PMLIB) on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Local author Kimberly Rae Miller will discuss her stunning memoir, 'Coming Clean,' about a childhood spent growing up in a family of extreme hoarders and hiding squalor behind the veneer of a perfect family. A question and answer period will follow Miller's talk and she will be signing copies of her book in the lobby.