Tag Archives | King’s Head Theatre

Heather Brothers musical Holy Crap to debut at the King’s Head

West End stars John Addison and Arvid Larsen will head the cast of new musical comedy Holy Crap when it opens at London’s King’s Head Theatre next month. The latest from The Heather Brothers, the writing partnership behind the award winning A Slice of Saturday Night, the show follows the arrival in the UK of […]

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2 Become 1 – King’s Head Theatre

2 Become 1 continues at the King’s Head Theatre, London until 29 April. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ It’s the 1990s, when playing snake on your Nokia mobile phone was a form of entertainment and there was (wait for it) no Twitter. No wonder at the start of Swipe Right Theatre’s […]

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Adam & Eve and Steve – King’s Head Theatre

Adam & Eve and Steve continues at the King’s Head Theatre, London until 29 April. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ This frisky, oddly old-fashioned show (music by Wayne Moore; book and lyrics by Chandler Warren), did very well at Edinburgh last year and it’s easy to see why. A five-hander with jolly songs […]

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Girl power-fuelled 2 Become 1 returns to the King’s Head Theatre

Kerrie Thomason and Natasha Granger’s nineties girl power play 2 Become 1 returns to London’s King’s Head Theatre in April. Following sell-out runs at two successive Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and a run at the Islington venue last year, the show – taking its audience on a female-fuelled trip through the music and mood of 1990s Britain – will run […]

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Thelma Ruby – That’s Entertainment – King’s Head Theatre

Thelma Ruby – That’s Entertainment at the King’s Head Theatre, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ By any account, this was an extraordinary entertainment. At 91 years old, Thelma Ruby has surely set records tumbling, presenting her one woman show of anecdotes, sketches and songs from a stage career that has […]

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Interview – That’s Entertainment with Thelma Ruby – 91 not out

At the age of 91 actress THELMA RUBY is returning to the stage for her one-woman show That’s Entertainment, part of the Festival 46 events at the King’s Head, Islington. Here she talks about her long and very varied career… You presumably inherited your acting talents from your mother who was a music hall singer, […]

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Veteran actress Thelma Ruby to return to the stage

Ninety-one-year-old stage and screen actress Thelma Ruby has been tempted out of retirement to take centrestage in the King’s Head Theatre’s inaugural Festival 46. The actress will offer audiences a glimpse into a 70-year career that has included roles alongside theatrical legends including Ian Carmichael, Judi Dench, Michael Horden and Terence Rattigan, in a revival […]

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Devilish! – Landor Theatre

Devilish! continues at the Landor Theatre, London until 29 May. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Slow to start with some very wonky singing in the early numbers, this is a show which improves as the evening progresses. Alex Green is an angel. He arrives from heaven and crash lands in a […]

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Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens – King’s Head Theatre

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens continues at the King’s Head Theatre, London until 21 May. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Having kept meaning to see Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens but failing dismally, I was unsure what to expect, but I have to say the experience entirely exceeded my expectations. From the opening number, […]

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Something Something Lazarus – King’s Head Theatre

Something Something Lazarus continues at the King’s Head Theatre, London until 2 April. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Described as a new British (Broken) Musical; a dark comedy about resurrections, second chances and the healing power of performance, Something Something Lazarus is presented by Broken Cabaret in association with the King’s Head Theatre. […]

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Lovett + Todd – King’s Head Theatre

Lovett + Todd continues at the King’s Head Theatre, London until 1 August. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ It’s an audacious theatre company that tackles a brand new musical inspired by Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. But it’s the kind of audacity that we’ve come to expect from Another Soup, creators of […]

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The Flannelettes – King’s Head Theatre

The Flannelettes continues at the King’s Head Theatre, London until 6 June. Rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Mike Bradwell (founder of Hull Truck and previous artistic director at the Bush theatre) is making his return to London theatre with Richard Cameron’s drama The Flannelettes (previous collaborations have included The Glee Club and Going […]

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Shock Treatment – King’s Head Theatre

Shock Treatment continues at the King’s Head Theatre, London until 6 June. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ Following the huge success of The Rocky Horror Show on stage, Richard O’Brien was able to capture the beast on celluloid although the movie originally failed to make much of an impact with the general public at the time. […]

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Dorian Gray – King’s Head Theatre

Dorian Gray continues at the King’s Head Theatre, London until 12 April. Star rating: 3 stars ★ ★ ★ “I have the simplest tastes,” said Oscar Wilde famously. “I am always satisfied with the best.” If this was the case, then Mr Wilde would perhaps be left wanting after experiencing Another Soup’s musical exploration of his only novel. […]

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Rocky Horror sequel Shock Treatment to be staged at the King’s Head

Nearly a quarter of a century after its film release, creator Richard O’Brien and composer Richard Hartley have collaborated with Tarquin Productions to bring Shock Treatment – the sequel to cult hit The Rocky Horror Picture Show – to the stage for the first time. The world premiere production will run at London’s King’s Head Theatre from 17 April to 6 […]

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Once We Lived Here – King’s Head Theatre

Once We Lived Here continues at the King’s Head Theatre, London until 26 April. A musical based on the gritty, dour reality of family life and interwoven personal problems on a remote sheep shearing station in Australia doesn’t seem the most promising scenario for a joyous night out. Certainly, for the most part, Act I […]

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