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Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: Coming Clean at the King’s Head; dance for kids at The Place; The Retreat

14 July, 2017 — By Julie Tomlin

Coming Clean by Kevin Elyot

• The King’s Head Theatre is staging a new production of Kevin Elyot’s first play, Coming Clean, to mark 50 years since the passing of the Sexual Offences Act. Based in Kentish Town, Coming Clean opened at the Bush Theatre in November 1982, winning Elyot the Samuel Beckett Award for writers showing promise 12 years before his most famous play, My Night With Reg. Part of the theatre’s Queer Festival, the play is being staged on July 27, the date on which the Sexual Offences Act was passed, decriminalising private homosexual acts between men over 21 in England and Wales. For more details call 020 7226 8561

• For a day packed with dance workshops and performances for children aged between two and eight, head to The Place, Duke’s Road, on July 22. Shows include We Are The Monsters, about the creatures that emerge from behind a wall of cardboard boxes, and Anyday, which tells the story of Max and the trampoline he calls home. The workshops include Indian Rhythms and Making Mythical Creatures. For more details call 020 7121 1000.

• Up ahead, The Retreat, written by award-winning writer Sam Bain, who co-created the Channel 4’ s Peep Show and Fresh Meat, and directed by actor and writer Kathy Burke, is being premiered at Park Theatre between November 2 and December 2. For details call 020 7870 6876.


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