News: COMET. Hits. Islington.

News: COMET. Hits. Islington.

COMET moves to the King’s Head Theatre for its London premiere this easter.

Written by John McCann (2015 Fringe First award, SPOILING, Traverse Theatre Company), performed by Shaun Blaney and developed from one-on-one interviews with young men and women across the UK, COMET is a conversation between audience and storyteller. It exposes the struggles many young people face to integrate, to transition into adulthood and to accept themselves for who they are.

Designed as a guerrilla theatre experiment, the production has toured schools, community centres and off-stage areas for the past two years. Previously showcased during Battersea Arts festival’s A nation in conversation, the show was developed to engage with a notoriously difficult demographic in particular; 12 – 17 year old males. The production has become an intense experience that takes traditional ideas of theatre and throws them out the window.


COMET plays the King’s Head Theatre on selected dates from 10 – 24 April. For more information and to book tickets, please see the website.