2019 Queer Season announced

London theatre news: Sunday 23 June 2019

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The King's Head Theatre has announced the full line-up for its 2019 Queer Season - headlining will be a double-bill of rare one-act plays by Tennessee Williams.
2019 Queer Season announced at the King's Head Theatre

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The King's Head Theatre has announced the full line-up for its 2019 Queer Season.

Established in 2015, the Queer Season is a celebration of the most interesting and innovative LGBTQI+ theatre being created in the UK, and features revivals and transfers alongside world premieres of brand new work.

The nine week season runs from 24 July to 21 September 2019 (a list of the season's productions is given below)

Southern Belles, a double-bill of rare one-act Tennessee Williams' plays exploring queer lives, is to headline the first half of the season.

It features And Tell Sad Stories Of The Deaths Of Queens, never performed in Williams' lifetime due to its openly gay characters and Something Unspoken, which depicts an unacknowledged lesbian relationship and will be directed by Jamie Armitage, Co-Director of the critically-acclaimed West End musical, SiX.

World's End, staring Tom Milligan and Mirlind Began, and directed by Harry Mackrill, Associate Director to Marianne Elliot on the National Theatre's revival of Angels in America, will follow in September.

Set in 1998, this World Premiere by James Corley explores war, single parenthood and sexulaity in the late nineties.

Other highlights include V.E. by Felix O'Brien, a lesbian love story set at the height of the London Blitz in World War II; Mark Starling's Target Man, which tackles homophobia in Premier League football and Fine and Dandy, a music hall farce based on the life of non-binary Jewish immigrant Ernest Faigele Fine and first performed at the King's Head Theatre in 1999.

The King's Head Theatre's Artistic Director, Adam Spreadbury-Maher, said ...

"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.

With a range of pieces covering same-sex female relationships, bisexuality and gender-fluidity we've worked worked hard to make this our most inclusive season yet, headlined by two queer plays from one of the world's most influential dramatists, Tennessee Williams."


King's Head Theatre

115 Upper Street

London, N1 1QN


Wednesday 24 July to Saturday 21 September 2019


Southern Belles by Tennessee Williams

Wednesday 24 July - Saturday 24 August, 7.00pm (3.00pm matinees)

£10.00 - £29.50

Schlong Song by Woody Shticks

Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 July, 9.00pm (5.00pm matinees)

£18.00 - £19.50

V.E. by Felix O'Brien

Sunday 28 & Monday 29 July, 7.00pm

£15.00 - £18.00

Mating in Captivity by Oliver Page

Tuesday 30 July - Sunday 5 August, 9.00pm (5.00pm matinees)

£12.00 - £15.00

Refract by Kate Reid

Sunday 4 & Monday 5 August

£15.00 - £18.00

Fine & Dandy by Sue Frumin

Tuesday 6 - Sunday 11 August, 9.00pm (5.00pm matinees)

£15.00 - £18.00

How We Begin by Elisabeth Lewerenz

Sunday 11 & Monday 12 August, 7.00pm £15.00 - £18.00

The Stones by Kit Brookman

Tuesday 13 - Sunday 18 August, 9.00pm (5.00pm matinees)

£15.00 - £18.00

Vacillate by Amy Chiswell

Sunday 18 & Monday 19 August, 7.00pm

£15.00 - £18.00

Target Man by Mark Starling

Tuesday 20 - Saturday 24 August, 9.00pm (5.00pm matinees)

£15.00 - £18.00

World's End by James Corley

Tuesday 27 August - Saturday 23 September, 7.00pm (3.00pm matinees)

£10.00 - £29.50


King's Head Theatre

Tennessee Williams - Wikipedia

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