6 Week Queer Season Announced

June 15, 2018

The King’s Head Theatre announces it’s 2018 Queer Season; a curated 6 week programme of LGBTQI+ Theatre.


The King’s Head Theatre today announces the full line-up for its 2018 Queer Season. Established in 2015, the Queer Season is a celebration of the most interesting and innovative LGBTQI+ theatre being created in modern Britain, with transfers to and from some of the UK’s largest arts festivals alongside world premieres.


The European premiere of For Reasons That Remain Unclear... by the author of the groundbreaking gay comedy-drama, The Boys in the Band, is to headline the season. Directed by Jessica Lazar (East, Life According to Saki), the play is a thrilling two-hander that examines complex questions of power and fidelity.


Other highlights include Tennessee Williams' And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens, a fascinating and touching play about the life of a New Orleans drag queen, never performed in Williams' lifetime because of its openly gay characters; Alexis Gregory’s verbatim exploration of the lives of three prominent Queer activists, directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair; a queer murder mystery, The Cluedo Club Killings, which transfers after an acclaimed sell-out run at the Arcola Theatre and the Minerva Collective's Sacrament, which explores the challenges of a coming out as a lesbian in Catholic Ireland.


The King’s Head Theatre’s Artistic Director, Adam Spreadbury-Maher, says ‘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. I’m delighted to host this season of fantastic theatre, which places work by celebrated playwrights and directors such as Mart Crowley, Tennessee Williams and Rikki Beadle-Blair alongside exciting, emerging writers and to celebrate the range of contexts, experiences and stories that the queer world has to offer.’


For Reasons That Remain Unclear…

Wednesday 25 July - Saturday 25 August, 7.00pm (3.00pm matinees)


Wednesday 25 July - £10 | Thursday 26 & Friday 27 July - £15

Premium - £25  | Standard - £19.50  |Concession - £18

Under 30’s (Tuesdays only) - £10  | Unwaged (Sundays only) - £5


James Dean is Dead (Long Live James Dean)

Wednesday 26 - Sunday 29 August, 8.45pm (4.45pm matinee)

Standard - £19 | Concession - £16


Riot Act

Tuesday 31 July - Sunday 5 August, 8.45pm (4.45pm matinee)

Standard - £19 | Concession - £16



Tuesday 7 - Sunday 12 August, 8.45pm (4.45pm matinee)

Standard - £19 | Concession - £16


And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens

Tuesday 14 - Sunday 19 August, 8.45pm (4.45pm matinee)

Standard - £19 | Concession - £16


All That

Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 August, 8.45pm (4.45pm matinee)

Standard - £19 | Concession - £16


Free and Proud

Tuesday 28 August - Saturday 1 September, 7.00pm (3.30pm matinee)

Standard - £19 | Concession - £16


The Cluedo Club Killings

Sunday 29 & Monday 30 July, 7.00pm

Standard - £15 | Concession - £12



Sunday 12 & Monday 13 August, 7.00pm

Standard - £15 | Concession - £12


The Fencesitter's Spellbook

Saturday 11 August, 5.00pm

Standard - £15 | Concession - £12


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