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Tom Ratcliffe Announces new KHT season: A Queer Interrogation












Writer & Co Executive Director of WildCard, Tom Ratcliffe announces his new-writing-bonanza season as Guest Artistic Director: A Queer Interrogation.


Tom’s season is part of The Takeover, where four mid-career LGBTQI+ artists are handed the keys to our iconic pub theatre.

His season, A Queer Interrogation, focuses on telling LGBTQI+ stories whilst also highlighting and celebrating the importance of new writing - from work-in-progress one nighters to 3 weeks of a fully fledged runs.  

I’m so excited to announce a season of work which celebrates & platforms such an exciting & important range of queer stories & artists. Having my work staged at fringe and off-west end venues such as KHT over the years has absolutely shaped the artist I am still becoming.

To be able to provide the same opportunities that have benefitted me to other artists is something that I am incredibly passionate about.

Audiences can expect to be entertained, challenged, to laugh & cry but most importantly, they can expect to question the world around them through engaging with theatre that asks questions about our society."






  • Breeding by Barry McStay (19 Apr - 7 May)

Zeb & Eoin have met, kissed, fallen in love, moved in, got married - what’s next? 

A heartfelt show about parenthood, queer families and enduring love written by Barry McStay (Vespertillio), directed by Off-West End Award Winning director (Bacon), Matthew Iliffe. Presented by Gabriella Sills in association with Mark Gatiss.

Following a successful run at VAULT Festival this eye opening exploration of asexuality explores attraction and sexuality. Is Ace’s crush romantic or platonic? Why does everyone keep talking about sex? Ace has never had this dilemma before so it’s all very confusing.

Rosy, Tommy and Kit are clued-up, kinky and queer as f*ck. This Subversive, humorous and heartwarming, show follows hard bar-manager Tommy and polyamorous partner-and-girlfriend Kit and Rosy through their intersecting lives in contemporary East London. This interdisciplinary show uses verbatim from the queer community.

  • Belinda by Amy-Rose Edlyn & Emilia Nurmukhametova (20 Apr)

In a PULPably tense tarot reading, best friends peel back their impostor syndrome, squeeze their subconscious and expand the latex of their joyful queer bubble. Bold Mellon, Kings Head Theatre cabaret regulars (Aqueerius), combines a British narrative with Eastern European Flair in this new play. 

A dark-comedy following twenty-something waitress Kit who’s just been diagnosed with PTSD. Looking at the way in which this generation navigates mental health issues through tik tok - Kit might cry but she’ll be sure to take a cute photo of it. 

A  horror show exploring the history of homophobia in Spain. When a stranger bursts into a young man's life, it stirs something deep inside him. Expect a Spanish Brokeback Mountain set in the 17th Century… with werewolves (kinda).

From self-tape auditions to performing as a gay webcam model, what price will Jonas Harland - a jobbing-actor and council-estate boy ‘done good’ - pay in his attempts to win the career he has always dreamt of? 

Frankie Heartless is the King with the violin. Join them as they talk, sing and play their way through love, dating and gender identity. They are currently competing in Drag Idol UK and Man Up (The Glory) as their Drag King persona. 

A comedy-drama exploring the dynamic surrounding a young royal princess who identifies as a lesbian. Heading to Durham University the Princess meets Kae at the Dance Society and soon dancing is not all they are doing… This  punchy comedic new play explores the royal family’s relationship to queerness.

Award-Winning Queer Ventriloquist, Physical Comedian and "Winningly Silly" (Chortle) Clown, Lachlan Werner, is developing material for a brand new show. He has no idea what it will be yet. There will probably be wooden-heads and horrid imaginary friends and shouting with minimal lip movement. Lachlan promises a brand new hour of no-strings-attached hilarity.

  • Naughty by Andrew Houghton (5 & 7 May)

Recounting an unstable first gay experience with his drama teacher, Naughty is a funny and frank show discussing sex, identity and relationships... This OffFest finalist,  examines the over-sexualisation of queer relationships. 

On the day of King Charles III coronation, join us for a right royal romp of the kinkiest cabaret proportions!  Letitia Delish is on a mission to expose our heads of state as the filthy family they truly are. Let London's rudest royalist guide you on a journey into BDSM & fetish as she examines the obsession and repulsion of British sex habits. 

A campy murder mystery from Drag Queen Rosacea Blemish. It's the crowing moment before she's about to be named The Next Hag Supertart, but as the crown in placed on her cranimum someone blows Rosacea to peices... The funnest, campest most OTT Who Dunnit you'll ever see. 



A week-long new writing festival developed by Tom Ratcliffe and Rikki Beadle-Blair showcasing the best plays in development by LGBTQI+ writers.

“It’s my thrill and ongoing passion to introduce exciting new visions from brave new minds to the world; to offer unforgettable new experiences to audiences, creatives and performers. These performances offer the chance to say - ‘I was there that night. And what a night it was!‘” Rikki Beadle-Blair





- A Queer Interrogation season ticket offer -


  • Book x2 shows, get 10% off.

  • Book x3 or more shows, get 20% off.