The King’s Head Theatre in London is set to move to a new, purpose-built space in Islington Square. The theatre has been based in the back room of the King’s Head pub on Upper Street, which could seat 110 people. It was founded in 1970 by Dan Crawford, and has seen performances by the likes of Maureen Lipman, Hugh Grant, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French and Richard E Grant.
Coming Clean looks at the breakdown of a gay couple’s relationship and examines complex questions of fidelity and love. The production will headline the King’s Head Queer season which is running from August through to September. The play is set in a flat in Kentish Town, north London, in 1982. Struggling writer Tony and his partner of five years, Greg, seem to have the perfect relationship. Committed and in love, they are both open to one-night stands as long as they don’t impinge on the relationship. But Tony is starting to yearn for something deeper, something more like monogamy. When he finds out that Greg has been having a full-blown affair with their cleaner, Robert, their differing attitudes towards love and commitment become clear.
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The King's Head Pub Theatre in north London have announced a new production of Kevin Elyot’s first play Coming Clean which will run from 25 July to 26 August with an official opening on 28 July. Directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher this 35th anniversary production will be the play’s first major London revival since it opened at the Bush Theatre on 3 November 1982 and headlines the King’s Head 'Queer Season' which is running from August through to September.