Following the news of the company’s move to a purpose built, permanent space in the heart of Islington Square next year, The King’s Head Theatre’s productions of Puccini’s La bohème and Tommy Murphy’s Strangers in Between will enjoy a West End run at Trafalgar Studios 2 this winter.
Becca Marriott as Mimi and Matthew Kimble as Ralph in LA BOHÈME. Credit Andreas Grieger
Both productions will be directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher, Artistic Director of the King’s Head Theatre, with La bohème running from 06 December ’17 to 6 January ’18 and Strangers in Between running from 10 January to 3 February ’18.
Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Becca Marriott’s reinterpretation of Puccini’s classic La bohème moves Mimi, Ralph, Mark and Musetta from Paris to present-day East London and was a huge success when it ran at the King’s Head (read Theatre Breaks’ Review), whilst Tommy Murphy’s Strangers in Between tells the story of Shane, a timid 16 year-old who has fled his rural hometown for the glitz and glamour of Sydney’s King’s Cross, in this coming-of-age, dark comedy looking at the importance of friendship and the highs and lows of growing up gay in modern Australia.
The King’s Head Theatre in the West End season is presented by the King’s Head Theatre and Joe C Brown, in association with In Your Face Theatre and Making Productions.
6 December 2017 – 6 January 2018
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes including interval
Strangers in Between
10 January – 3 February 2018
Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes including interval