Based on the real-life assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden, director Adam Spreadbury-Maher follows up his hugely successful East Berlin Tosca with a version of Verdi’s political thriller set in a famous Swedish homeware store.
"Like all good send-ups, this one works because it's done with real love for the original." THE INDEPENDENT "stunning operatic voices... a joyful experience which should be seen and enjoyed by everyone" HAM & HIGH FRINGE OPERA ENTERTAINMENT FOCUS WHAT'S HECUBA TO HIM
Beautiful, vivacious and intelligent, Mary returns from France at the age of 18 to claim her Scottish crown, and finds a country of treacherous nobles and starving commoners. Meanwhile her English cousin Elizabeth obsesses about Mary’s claim to the English throne, and suitors plot to seduce and tame them both.
Exploring the rivalry and mutual fascination between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, Liz Lochhead’s play re-tells this murky tale of political and sexual intrigue with ferocious wit and innovation.
An acclaimed production of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Howard Korder transfers from the Etcetera Theatre. Poignant, honest and acerbically funny, it tells the story of three former college pals, struggling to deal with the emptiness of modern life.
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's final year BA Acting productions. Howard Barker’s sharp and subversive The Possibilities, (debuting at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, before transferring to the King's Head) and Ella Hickson’s award winning Eight, featuring four of the original monologues, will play on alternate days.
The 75th anniversary production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play following a generation of villagers in a small New England town. Savio(u)r return to the King's Head after their acclaimed Christmas 2012 double-bill.
Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose present the story of Violetta, a so-called 'fallen woman' who sacrifices her own happiness for her lover's family and future, in a co-production with Malmö Opera and the Belgrade Theatre.
23 October - 30 November
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