5 December – 9 January, 9.30pm (various dates, check website)
In December, the King’s Head will be restaging their 5-star “fan-f*cking-tastic” (CultureFly) smash success F*cking Men, which has already extended once since our August production and will now be entering a third month. The production will be undergoing changes, retaining artistic elements while streamlining the show for a sustainable touring future that will continue to provide employment for the artists involved.
“The King’s Head Theatre continue to amaze and surprise with the shows they stage – this is one of the best” Stephen Vowles, Boyz
The play is a moving portrayal of hunger and desire as it follows the erotic encounters of 10 men (now played by 3 actors) in their interconnected search for sexual satisfaction. Each scene in the play is a frank, candid and sometimes brutally honest depiction of the lustful transaction between two men. It is a loose adaptation of the 19th century play La Ronde in which pairings of characters are featured in scenes preceding and succeeding sexual encounters.
“an awesome slice of gay life (…) an amazing piece of theatre that grabs the audience’s attention and never lets it go until the final bows are taken” Terry Eastham, London Theatre 1
This extension proves the continued popularity of the show, after the original premiere run in 2009 began at the Finborough Theatre, from which it transferred to the King’s Head to play for 9 months (the longest ever Off West End run of a play). It then transferred into the West End to the Arts Theatre.
“The play is a great deal smarter than many other plays about affairs of the heart, and while it focuses exclusively on gay love, it offers tremendous life and relationship wisdom applicable to everyone” Lisa Theresa Downey-Dent, West End Wilma
Artistic director of the King’s Head Adam Spreadbury-Maher says “This new production has been praised for its universality across sexual orientations. We’re proud to be producing gay theatre that speaks to a universal audience!”
“without a doubt the best play that I’ve seen at the King’s Head Theatre” CultureFly, Stephen Haskins
After a bombastic, exciting and innovative 45th year, the King’s Head continues its new artistic policy of being a crucible of new writing and critical rediscoveries, whilst also welcoming the much-anticipated return of pub opera, with the aim of being the best pub theatre in London. The King’s Head offers an unashamedly broad church of programming including theatre, musical theatre and opera, transfers to and from the biggest arts festivals in the world, and a trail-blazing policy of ethical employment on the fringe – if it’s on here, you won’t see it anywhere else.