Peter Bull is today announced as the 13th Artistic Associate of the King's Head Theatre, and will be staging several shows at the theatre in 2020, the first of which will be the Off-Broadway musical hit, Naked Boys Singing! in March 2020, with further projects to be announced in the coming weeks and months.
Peter Bull was the Founding Artistic Director of Above The Stag (2008-2019) and has produced over 100 Off West End plays, musicals and pantomimes. Highlights of his tenure included the 25th Anniversary Revival of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing, Pets Shop Boys’ musical Closer to Heaven and Silence! The Musical.
Adam Spreadbury-Maher, Artistic Director of the King's Head Theatre, says: “I’m delighted to be announce maverick Australian theatre maker Peter Bull as our thirteenth Artistic Associate ahead of his revival of the funny, fabulous musical Naked Boys Singing in March. Peter brings with him a wealth of talent, energy and ideas and I cannot wait to share further details of our exciting plans for the future in the coming weeks.”
Peter Bull says: “It’s wonderful to be partnering with the inimitable King’s Head Theatre at such an exciting time in its history as it prepares to move into its brand new home. As one of London’s LGBT+ theatre heavyweights, it’s a match made in heaven and I look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration.”
Naked Boys Singing! opens at the King’s Head Theatre on Friday 13th March for a strictly limited 5-week season.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Peter founded Above The Stag Theatre in 2008 where he served as Artistic Director until July 2019. He has produced over 100 Off West End plays, musicals and pantomimes as well as cabaret and stand up performances. Highlights include the 25th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing, Pets Shop Boys’ musical Closer to Heaven and Silence! The Musical. In addition he has directed in London, New York, Chicago and Milwaukee. He is currently producing the original cast recording of his award winning production of Grindr The Opera, to be released to coincide with the show’s Off Broadway opening this summer. Peter brings with him a wealth of experience and specialised knowledge of LGBT+ theatre and is excited to be joining fellow Australian Adam Spreadbury-Maher as The King’s Head Theatre celebrates its 50th Anniversary and prepares to move to a larger purpose built venue.
King's Head Theatre
The King’s Head Theatre was established in 1970. Passionate about championing ethically produced fringe theatre, we are known for our challenging work and support of young artists. Last year 88,029 audience members saw a show of ours: 37,586 at our 110-seater home on Upper Street and 50,443 elsewhere.
At our home in Islington we had 686 performances last year of 113 different shows. We are committed to fighting prejudice through the work we stage, the artists and staff we work with and by producing work for minority audience groups. We believe in fair pay for all on the fringe and create accessible routes for early career artists to stage their work; work we are passionate about. In 2017, we announced the theatre is on the move. Subject to a fundraising campaign, the King’s Head Theatre will move into a custom-built space in the heart of Islington Square, directly behind its current home securing the future of the venue for generations to come.
Title Naked Boys Singing
Playwright Robert Schrock
Performance Dates 13th March - 11th April 2020
Venue King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN
Ticket Prices £18 - £25
Box Office 0207 226 8561
Booking Link kingsheadtheatre.com/whats-on/naked-boys-singing/about-the-show
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