Southern Belles


Two one-act plays ... And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens, and Something Unspoken, two rarely performed pieces by Tennessee Williams.
Southern Belles at the King's Head Theatre

Image courtesy King's Head Theatre and Making Productions


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: King's Head Theatre
Started: Wednesday 24 July 2019
Closes: Saturday 24 August 2019
Running time:1 hr 30 mins (inc interval)
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens was never performed in Williams's lifetime, owing to its openly gay characters.


Williams wrote the play in 1957, after his Broadway successes with Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.


Something Unspoken was written in 1958 and debuted as part of a double bill with Suddenly, Last Summer.


And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens and Something Unspoken will be presented together for the very first time.*

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Synopsis


Southern Belles: Two one-act plays by Tennessee Williams.


And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens, and Something Unspoken, two rarely performed pieces by Tennessee Williams are presented together for the very first time as the headline production of the King's Head's 2019 Queer Season.


And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens charts the heart-breaking encounter between an extraordinary drag queen and a troubled sailor in 1950's New Orleans and explores the boundaries of love, passion and heartbreak.


In Something Unspoken, tensions between a wealthy Southern spinster, Miss Cornelia Scott, and Grace, her loyal secretary of 15 years, boil over in a confrontation that exposes their complex, unacknowledged and romantic yearning for each other.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
115 Upper Street
Islington
London N1 1QN

Box office tel: 0207 226 8561

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 24 July 2019

Press night:Friday 26 July 2019

Closes:Saturday 24 August 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm (not 27 July)

Sunday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£10 - £14

Standard:
£19.50 - £29.50

Concessions:

Tuesday - Thursday £18.50, Matinees £15 (Tuesdays Under 30s £10; matinees Unwaged £5)*

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Creatives


Author: Tennessee Williams
Director: Jamie Armitage
Designer: Sarah Mercadé
Lighting: Ben Jacobs
Production: Michelle Barnette; co-produced by the King's Head Theatre and Making Productions

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