The King's Head Theatre Announces 2017 Queer Season
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. To mark the 50th anniversary since the decriminalisation of homosexuality, this year's season has been extended to 9 weeks, and features world premieres alongside transfers from some of the UK's largest arts festivals.
The first major London revival of Kevin Elyot's drama, Coming Clean, since it opened at the Bush Theatre in 1982 is to headline the season. Directed by the King's Head Theatre's Artistic Director, Adam Spreadbury-Maher, Coming Clean examines at the breakdown of a gay couple's relationship and examines complex questions of fidelity and love. Other highlights include Out-laws to Inlaws, an evening of seven short gay plays by some the countries' leading gay writers, including Jonathan Harvey, the London transfer of Trouble with Men by Nick Myles, after an acclaimed, sell-out run at the Brighton Fringe, and Old Trunk Theatre's Fran and Leni, a lesbian love story set in London's punk scene in 1976.
Of the season, Adam Spreadbury-Maher, says 'Queer work is a vital aspect of our programme; we're committed to being a space where queer lives are explored, and queer artists have a voice. I'm delighted to host this season of fantastic theatre, and to celebrate the range of contexts, experiences and stories that the queer world has to offer.'
The King's Head Theatre was established in 1970. The most ethically and socially responsible fringe theatre in the UK, we are known for our challenging work and support of young artists. Last year 87,031 audience members saw a show of ours: 43,857 at our 110 seater home on Upper Street and 43,174 on tour. At our home in Islington we had 861 performances last year of 84 different shows. We are committed to fighting prejudism through the work we stage, the artists and staff we work with and by producing work for minority audience groups. We believe in fair pay for all on the fringe and create accessible routes for early career artists to stage their work; work we are passionate about.