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No Strings Attached – King’s Head Theatre
London

No Strings Attached – King’s Head Theatre

“You asked ‘who are you then?’ I don’t think I know the answer to that.” The debut play by Charles Entsie marks the King’s Head Theatre’s return to live performances after 436 days. Directed by Aileen Gonsalves, the audience are exposed to, and reminded of, the lengths gay men feel they must go to hide in the closet. Sorcha Corcoran’s skeletal car structure against a concrete backdrop, set in an underground car park, brilliantly highlights the claustrophobia felt by the two men. At very different stages in their lives, they are equally lost in trying to find themselves, “tired of just surviving”. The play is riddled with their anxieties, distraught and pain, despite attempts to suppress. Utilising Gonsalves’s own method, of the audience feeling what the actor does in each moment,...
King’s Head Theatre announces return to live performances
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King’s Head Theatre announces return to live performances

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...