King's Head Theatre

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Artistic director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Producer: Louisa Davis


King's Head Theatre


Box office: 0207 478 0160


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115 Upper Street
London N1 1QN

Council: Islington

Region: London

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Angel (Northern)
Highbury & Islington (Victoria, Overground)

Highbury & Islington



St Mary's Church

Day no:
4, 19, 30, and 43

Night no:
N19, N41

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Current shows

Incident At Vichy

Arthur Miller's forgotten masterpiece about Jewish registration in Nazi occupied France burns with a terrifying topical intensity. A haunting examination of the cold, bureaucratic efficiency of evil - and the shared humanity that might overcome it.

Previews from: Wednesday 7 June 2017
Closes: Sunday 25 June 2017


Follows the journey of Leonie and Bay as they relive their dangerous, boundary-pushing relationship in one night. Examines the dark, animalistic and unconventional sides to love between two people who never quite find their way back together.

Previews from: Sunday 25 June 2017
Closes: Monday 3 July 2017


Tom Crowe, a rising star of the Labour party, is thrown into a political scandal after an incident in a hotel room. Seeking to rebuild his image, he returns to his seaside hometown of Eastbourne to make amends.

Previews from: Sunday 25 June 2017
Closes: Monday 3 July 2017

Holy Crap

Follows the launch of Britain’s first pay-to-view religious channel as American evangelist preacher, Reverend Bobby Del La Ray persuades legendary British rock star and devout Christian, Rex Bedderman, to co-host the channel.

Previews from: Wednesday 7 June 2017
Closes: Saturday 8 July 2017

Upcoming shows


Writer Patrick Cash (The HIV Monologues) and director Peter Darney (5 Guys Chillin') team up to bring this play about LGBTQ empowerment in 2017. From the comfort of the closet to a drag queen at a job centre, it explores the modern LGBTQ experience.

Previews from: Tuesday 27 June 2017
Closes: Sunday 2 July 2017


A black comedy, a modern fairytale, set in the bedroom (and inside the anxious mind) of Shy Girl, hopelessly waiting for her all-important date to turn up and give her validation. A provocative exploration of beauty, narcissism and neurosis.

Previews from: Tuesday 4 July 2017
Closes: Saturday 8 July 2017

Bury the Hatchet

Andrew Borden and his wife Abby are found dead in Fall River, Massachusetts on the morning of August 4th, 1892. Their daughter Lizzie is the main suspect. Tried but acquitted of the crime, the story goes that she wielded the axe that killed them.

Previews from: Thursday 13 July 2017
Closes: Friday 14 July 2017

Lead Suspects

A dog murder-mystery. A classic whodunit story, but this time dogs are solving the crime! Based on the curious case of the 2015 Crufts dog show poisoning, this new play is a quirky, fast-paced, physical comedy.

Previews from: Monday 17 July 2017
Closes: Thursday 20 July 2017

Bad Men

Gary's looking for sex but accidentally finds love, Thomas just wants his son to respect him, Johnathan's thinking about murder.

Previews from: Monday 17 July 2017
Closes: Saturday 22 July 2017

Coming Clean

Tony and Greg seem to have love all figured out. They’re in a committed relationship, but with room for a little sex-on-the-side. Their only rule? Never sleep with the same man twice. Then, drop-dead gorgeous cleaner Robert walks into their lives ...

Previews from: Tuesday 25 July 2017
Closes: Saturday 26 August 2017

A Boy Named Sue

Examines the need for a sense of community in an oppressively hetero-normative world. Looks at how humans can form friendships in the most unlikely of places and love one another despite all the odds.

Previews from: Wednesday 26 July 2017
Closes: Sunday 30 July 2017

Fran & Leni

1976. Fran & Leni meet in a North London comp. Three years later they are The Rips. Girls with guitars, bored of playing nice. Music, sex, fishnets, tits and spitting: a two-girl escape from everything sugar and spice.

Previews from: Tuesday 1 August 2017
Closes: Sunday 6 August 2017

Funeral Meats

Brother and sister reunite at their mother's funeral; while the alcohol flows, a play saturated with recrimination, revelation and revenge overflows. Explores the legacies of same-sex marriage, fame and inherited mental illness.

Previews from: Tuesday 8 August 2017
Closes: Sunday 13 August 2017

Trouble with Men

Three remarkable short plays about modern male homosexuality: a farce about stereotypes and unrequited love; a drama about a date going horribly wrong; a transcontinental love story about a naive Brit and a closeted Syrian.

Previews from: Tuesday 15 August 2017
Closes: Sunday 20 August 2017


Set against the backdrop of the London chemsex scene a man is trying to reconnect with the world. A musical play examining hope when hope is hard to find; the gap between our dreams and our abilities and what it really means to try to be happy.

Previews from: Monday 21 August 2017
Closes: Saturday 26 August 2017

Outlaws to In-laws

Tells 7 stories of our lives over 7 decades from the 1950s to the present day, exploring gay lives against a rapidly changing social history from intolerance, violence and hate through to the legalisation of homosexuality and gay marriage.

Previews from: Tuesday 29 August 2017
Closes: Saturday 23 September 2017


Paris. August, 1944. As the Second World War rages on, lovers Tosca and Cavaradossi give refuge to a political prisoner and find themselves ensnared in the machinations of the tyrannical head of the Paris Gestapo, Scarpia.

Previews from: Wednesday 20 September 2017
Closes: Saturday 28 October 2017

The Diary of a Nobody

4 male actors, 45 mix gender roles, a stage full of props, a party, a brawl, a broken engagement and a lot of bad puns. This is a comedy of lovingly controlled chaos. Tells the story of a self-important but tender-hearted Victorian office-worker.

Previews from: Tuesday 31 October 2017
Closes: Saturday 18 November 2017

King Tut - A Pyramid Panto

Boutique Panto Masters Charles Court Opera return to the King's Head Theatre with their latest seasonal offering 'King Tut - A Pyramid Panto'.

Previews from: Friday 24 November 2017
Closes: Saturday 6 January 2018

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