King’s Head Theatre, London has announced casting for the 35th anniversary production of Coming Clean, Kevin Elyot’s first play, directed by Artistic Director of King’s Head Theatre, Adam Spreadbury-Maher.
Coming Clean is set in a flat in Kentish Town, north London, in 1982. Struggling writer Tony and his partner of five years, Greg, seem to have the perfect relationship. Committed and in love, they are both open to one-night stands as long as they don’t impinge on the relationship. But Tony is starting to yearn for something deeper, something more like monogamy. When he finds out that Greg has been having a full-blown affair with their cleaner, Robert, their differing attitudes towards love and commitment become clear.
Written 12 years before his most famous play, My Night With Reg, Coming Clean won Elyot the Samuel Beckett Award for writers showing particular promise in the field of the performing arts. The production will star Lee Knight as Tony, Elliot Hadley as William/ Jurgen, Tom Lambert as Robert and Jason Nwoga as Greg.
This will be the first major London revival of Coming Clean since it opened at the Bush Theatre on 3 November 1982, and aptly opens in the month that celebrates the 50th anniversary since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. Coming Clean looks at the breakdown of a gay couple’s relationship and examines complex questions of fidelity and love. The production will headline the King’s Head Queer Season which is running from August through to September.
Coming Clean will play King’s Head Theatre from 25 July – 26 August 2017. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.