The King’s Head Theatre today announces the full line-up for its 2017 Queer Season. Established in 2015, the Queer Season is a celebration of the most interesting and innovative LGBTQI+ theatre being created in modern Britain. To mark the 50th anniversary since the decriminalisation of homosexuality, this year’s season has been extended to 9 weeks, and features world premieres alongside transfers from some of the UK’s largest arts festivals.
The first major London revival of Kevin Elyot’s drama, Coming Clean, since it opened at the Bush Theatre in 1982 headlines the season. Directed by the King’s Head Theatre’s Artistic Director, Adam Spreadbury-Maher, Coming Clean examines the breakdown of a gay couple’s relationship and examines complex questions of fidelity and love. Other highlights include Out- laws to Inlaws, an evening of seven plays spanning seven decades by some the countries’ leading gay writers, including Jonathan Harvey, best known for A Beautiful Thing. Moreover, the season will include the London transfer of Trouble with Men by Nick Myles, after an acclaimed, sell-out run at the Brighton Fringe, and Old Trunk Theatre’s Fran and Leni, a lesbian love story set in London’s punk scene in 1976.
Of the season, 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, and to celebrate the range of contexts, experiences and stories that the queer world has to offer.’