The King’s Head Theatre have announced the full line-up for its 2018 Queer Season.
Established in 2015, the King’s Head Theatre Queer Season celebrates the most innovative and interesting LGBT theatre being created in modern Britain.
The Queer Season will feature world premieres and transfers from some of the UK’s largest arts festivals.
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 twohander 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.’