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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.*
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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London N1 1QN
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm
Friday ‑ 7‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm
Saturday - 3-00pm (not 27 July)
Sunday - 3-00pm
Tuesday - Thursday £18.50, Matinees £15 (Tuesdays Under 30s £10; matinees Unwaged £5)*
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