In 1978 a young playwright, in a flat-share off the North End Road, is wrestling with a play for the Royal Court. The phone rings. The man on the other end is called Ken and he's about to teach our hero the pleasures and perils of serendipity.
Ken at The Bunker

Image: The Bunker


Genre: Comedy
Venue: The Bunker
Started: Wednesday 24 January 2018
Closed: Saturday 24 February 2018
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: Not available


Olivier and Tony Award-winning writer Terry Johnson pays tribute to the truly original and unclassifiable Ken Campbell - maverick writer and theatre director, legendary practical joker and 'one of the strangest people in Britain' (The Guardian).

Ken is the retelling of an extraordinary friendship from beginning to end, replete with wickedly funny anecdotes, magnificent hoaxes, and general chaotic lunacy - all infused with the spirit of the great man …


The bad news is; we can all be done under the Public Mischief Act of 1872.

The good news is; the posters are ready!

1978, London.

A 23 year old aspiring playwright in a rundown flat-share off the North End Road is wrestling with his masterpiece for the Royal Court.

The house phone rings, the young man answers … a call for the person who used to occupy his room, recently moved to Amsterdam.

But even once this information is imparted, the man at the other end doesn't hang up.

He's called Ken.

And he's about to change the young man's life forever.


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53a Southwark Street
London SE1 1RU

Box office tel: 0207 234 0486

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Previews from:Wednesday 24 January 2018

Closes:Saturday 24 February 2018

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm

(Except 27 and 28 January)






U30s: £10


Terry Johnson

Jeremy Stockwell


Author: Terry Johnson
Director: Lisa Spirling
Designer: Janet Bird
Lighting: Mike Gunning
Sound: John Leonard
Production: The Bunker in association with Hampstead Theatre

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