A much-loved theatre is coming back to North London. Here’s what you need to know about the return of The King’s Head.
Good news theatre lovers. It’s curtains up for the return of a much-loved north London venue. Yep, the famous King’s Head Theatre is making its grand return in January 2024 with a new 200-capacity venue.
It’s a move that’s been rumoured for some time now, but was confirmed with the venue’s closure in August. As well as the improved capacity, the new theatre boasts space to seat 50 for cabaret and drag shows, a stage for comedy and extra rehearsal space for the actors.
Where’s all this going to be? Just behind the theatre’s original pub location, not that you’ll need that pub – the new theatre also boasts two swanky new bars.
What’s All the Fuss About?
The King’s Head Theatre was a bit of a mainstay of London’s fringe theatre scene. Many great actors, now household names, cut their teeth on the stage here…
Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, you’ve heard of them, right? How about Jennifer Saunders and Victoria Wood? They’ve all come through this venue in the off-beat productions that make it famous (and have even won it an Olivier Award).
There’s also a bit of speculation about who will be the creative vision behind the theatre as the original (and much revered) creative directors Hannah Price and Mark Ravenhill have left the company during this interim period.
The Opening Show
Opening night for the new venue will be the 5th of January 2024 with a new play called Exhibitionists. It’s a new comedy written by Olivier Award-nominee Shaun McKenna.
It’s a play about a comic crisis that unfolds when two ex-lovers run into each other at an exhibition and culminates with no end of backlash from their current partners and a road trip that leads to mysterious places.
If you want to book tickets to that, you can find them here.
The King’s Head Theatre: Practical Information
Where: 116 Upper St, London N1 1AB
When: Opening show is on the 5th January 2024
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