Queer Season 2017

The King's Head Theatre's celebration of the most interesting and innovative LGBTIQ theatre being created in modern Britain.

Queer Season 2017

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Festival type: LGBT, Performing arts

Region: London

About the festival

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 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 of 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.'

Here's the schedule:

Coming Clean

Tuesday 25 July - Saturday 26 August : 7.00pm (3.00pm matinees)

Premium £25 / Standard £19.50 / Concession A £18.00 / Concession B £15.00

A Boy Named Sue - Sue Productions

Wednesday 26 - Sunday 30 July: 9.30pm (5.30pm matinees)

Standard £18.00 / Concession £15.00

Fran and Leni - Old Trunk Theatre

Tuesday 1 - Sunday 6 August: 9.30pm (5.30pm matinees)

Standard £18.00 / Concession £15.00

Funeral Meats - Luxe Productions

Tuesday 8 - Sunday 13 August: 9.30pm (5.30pm matinees)

Standard £18.00 / Concession £15.00

Trouble with Men - Hidden Bell

Tuesday 15 - Sunday 20 August: 9.30pm (5.30pm matinees)

Standard £15.00 / Concession £13.00

Happy - Quite Nice Theatre

Monday 21 - Saturday 26 August: 9.30pm (5.30pm matinees)

Standard £18.00 / Concession £15.00

Gypsy Queen - Hope Theatre Company

Wednesday 30 - Saturday 23 September: 9.30pm (5.30pm matinees)

Standard £18.00 / Concession £15.00

Pluto - Moonchild Theatre Company

Sunday 30 July, Monday 1 August 7.00pm

Standard £18.00 / Concession £15.00

Consumables - Matthew Baskott

Sunday 6, Monday, 7 August 7.00pm

Standard £18.00 / Concession £15.00

Boris Got B*ggered - Scott Le Crass

Sunday 13, Monday 14 August 7.00pm

Standard £18.00 / Concession £15.00

SwanSong - Nathan Evans

Sunday 20, Monday 21 August 7.00pm

Standard £18.00 / Concession £15.00


Starts:Tuesday 25 July 2017

Ends:Saturday 23 September 2017

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