Kenny Morgan

Kenny Morgan returns to the Arcola Theatre

Mike Poulton's drama returns to the Arcola for a limited run.

Dom O'Hanlon
Dom O'Hanlon

The Arcola Theatre have announced that their previous production of Kenny Morgan will return to the east London venue for a four-week run this September following a sold-out premiere earlier this year. Written by the Tony-nominated creator of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies Mike Poulton, the production is directed by Lucy Bailey and runs from 20 September to 15 October 2016 with an official opening on 23 September.

"London, 1949. Terence Rattigan is one of the best-known playwrights in town, but his relationship with the actor Kenneth Morgan is a closely-guarded secret. When Kenny falls into the arms of a younger man, emotions reach fever pitch. Behind the closed doors of a flat in Camden Town, the unspeakable is spoken - and the consequences are tragic. A gripping tale of destructive passions, Kenny Morgan exposes the limits to which people will go for love, and the extraordinary real-life events behind Rattigan's most famous play, The Deep Blue Sea."

Paul Keating will reprise his role as Kenny Morgan. Twice nominated for an Olivier Award for Tommy and Closer to Heaven, his previous West End credits include The Little Shop of Horrors, The Full Monty and The Wizard of Oz.

He will be joined by Simon Dutton (Terence Rattigan), Matthew Bulgo (Dafydd Lloyd), George Irving (Mr Ritter), Lowenna Melrose (Norma Hastings), Pierro Niel-Mee (Alec Lennox) and Marlene Sidaway (Mrs Simpson).

The production is designed by Robert Innes Hopkins, with lighting by Jack Knowles and Neil McKeown.

Tickets for the production are now on sale.


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