News: King’s Head Announces Festival 47 – New Work, Emerging Companies

News: King’s Head Announces Festival 47 – New Work, Emerging Companies

20 brand new shows from some of the UK’s most exciting emerging production companies are set to hit the stage at the King’s Head Theatre this July.

Festival 47 is a two-week, curated season featuring drama, comedy, musical theatre and storytelling. Featuring world premieres alongside transfers from the UK’s biggest arts festivals, Festival 47 will build upon the success of 2015 and 2016’s festivals of new work at the North London venue. Highlights from this year’s festival include:

Britney In: John – a nostalgic road trip comedy from the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show, Britney;

Deadly Dialogues – a verse drama based on research by the centre-left think tank, Quilliam, which will explore the layered processes of radicalisation and extremism in the twenty-first century.

The festival will also include the return of Thelma Ruby for a reading of Momma Golda, which was co-adapted from William Gibson’s play, Golda, and performed all over the world during the 1980s. The funds raised from this one-off event will be donated to the King’s Head Theatre, as will Ms. Ruby’s fee. Artistic Director of the King’s Head Theatre, Adam Spreadbury-Maher, comments:

“Festival 47 is a vital part of our programme, which reflects and embodies our commitment to championing new writing. We believe passionately in the importance of providing a platform for emerging artists to develop their craft and perform within a professional context. I can’t wait for audiences to see the sheer range of brilliant shows we’ve selected this year.”


Festival 47 plays King’s Head Theatre  from 11 – 22 July 2017. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.


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