King’s Head Theatre announces the world premiere of No Strings Attached by ‘magnificent new talent’ Charles Entsie. Originally programmed for summer 2020, this electrifying two-hander was the winner of the King’s Head Theatre’s Adrian Pagan Award for new writing, and will mark a return to live performances for the London venue after more than a year.
The production will be staged at a site-specific location within the Islington Square development, just minutes from the current King’s Head Theatre space as well as its planned future home, offering audiences an exciting immersive experience.
Directed by Aileen Gonsalves, this intense, powerful and startlingly original drama takes place within the charged confines of a car at midnight. A clandestine encounter between Boy (Shak Benjamin) and Man (Razak Osman) exposes the reality of living your life in the closet in working class London, and the lengths men will go to to keep their secrets hidden.
The Adrian Pagan Award was set up by King’s Head Theatre in memory of stage manager turned playwright, Adrian Pagan (The Backroom) following his tragic death aged 39. It exists to recognise unconventional routes into writing for the stage and provide a platform for exceptional new artists, with winners receiving a full production at King’s Head Theatre.
Executive Director Fiona English says “Charles Entsie is a magnificent new talent and I’m delighted to be able to share his astonishing debut play with audiences at long last. No Strings Attached encapsulates everything that we set up the Adrian Pagan Award to represent; bold new work from brand new voices that champion diversity in its many forms. It’s only fitting that it was chosen to mark our triumphant return to live theatre this summer”.
No Strings Attached
Tuesday 25th May – Saturday 19th June 2021
Performances Tuesdays – Saturdays 7.00pm
Running Time Approximately 60 minutes
Previews – 25th & 26th May £10.00
Priority Seating £25.00
Under 30’s (Tuesday’s only) £10.00
Unwaged (Tuesday’s only) £5.00
Boy Shak Benjamin
Man Razak Osman
Writer Charles Entsie
Director Aileen Gonsalves
Address: 115 Upper St, The Angel, London N1 1AB.
How to get there: The nearest underground stations are Angel (on the Bank branch the Northern line) and Highbury & Islington (on the Victoria and London Overground lines). The nearest rail station is King’s Cross St Pancras.