JUN 16 - JUL 4
Mondays-Saturdays, 9pm (not 21st, 26th, 27th, 28th) , 60 mins
Following its sell-out Arts Theatre West End premiere, Second Soprano, a virtuosic comedy duo in a tribute for the nurses and entertainers of World War One, opens this June at the King’s Head Theatre.
A poignant tale presented by a virtuosic comedy duo and a piano. It is 1914, and as two sisters are torn apart by historic events, an astonishing narrative unfolds. Second Soprano is the untold story of the nurses and entertainers who served in WWI. It is a stirring personal account and a tragi-comic tribute performed in a merge of physical comedy, post-modern tragedy, music hall tradition and rock ‘n roll.
Now in its 45th year, The King's Head Theatre is celebrating this anniversary with an exciting new artistic policy after the departure of OperaUpClose, becoming a crucible for new writing and critical rediscoveries. Work from Irvine Welsh, Richard Cameron, Richard O'Brien and Arthur Miller, as well as Mike Bradwell directing for the first time since the 1970s, guarantees that if it's on here, you won't see it anywhere else. Led by Adam Spreadbury-Maher, second artistic director following Dan Crawford (who set up the King's Head as the first pub theatre in 1970), the theatre is the first unfunded venue to have an Equity agreement to pay theatre-makers fair wages since 2011, and continues to do so despite receiving no public funding.
“A witty inventive show by a stunning female duo.” April De Angelis
“Witty, moving, musically delightful... beautifully executed.” Colin Sell (Sorry I Haven't a Clue, BBC)