The Life Of The Young Actor Examined At The King's Head Theatre With (NO) LEAVES ON MY PRECIOUS SELF
The show takes the audience through the mind and daily life of an emerging actor. It explores the fascinating touch of madness a career in performing arts often offers, as well as its challenges and pitfalls. Beautifully moving between physical theatre, musical theatre and spoken word pieces, the show offers a light-hearted but deep and thought-provoking night of entertainment.
'What a crazy paradox there is. The industry that is based on pure beauty, whether it is the beauty of people's minds, if one writes; people's hands, if one paints, or plays a musical instrument; people's selves, souls, thoughts, talents, auras, energies, makes you yourself feel so ugly. Creating that beauty in any way, serving it to others, you crush your own soul, spit on it, mould it, destroy it with mind-eating doubts, hesitations, and self-beating. It celebrates flaws and imperfections, but almost never forgives you your own.'
After graduating in BA (Hons) Theatre Studies, Kate Fabray, a firm believer in creating her own career opportunities, collaborated with a British director Dan Pickard on turning her final degree performance into a short film, named 'The Allure de Moi'. The film was received very well, and got good reviews.
(No) Leaves On My Precious Self is Kate's debut in playwriting, and as a theatre director, and transfers to the King's Head Theatre following a successful production at The Drayton Arms Theatre.
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The King's Head Theatre was established in 1970. Passionate about championing ethically produced fringe theatre, we are known for our challenging work and support of young artists. Last year 116,151 audience members saw a show of ours: 44,607 at our 110-seater home on Upper Street and 71,544 elsewhere. At our home in Islington we had 774 performances last year of 95 different shows. We are committed to fighting prejudice 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. Last year we announced the theatre is on the move. Subject to a fundraising campaign, the King's Head Theatre will move into a custom-built space in the heart of Islington Square, directly behind its current home securing the future of the venue for generations to come.