Mark Ravenhill’s new playThe Haunting of Susan A will receive its world premiere at the King’s Head Theatre this June.
Drawing on the traditions of a classic ghost story, The Haunting of Susan A explores the power of the mind to make the unseen visible and for the cruelty of the past to haunt a room.
Written as a response to the 50th anniversary celebration of the King’s Head Theatre, Mark Ravenhill premiers his first new play as Artistic Director of The King’s Head Theatre.
Mark Ravenhill said of his new play, “Arriving last year as co-artistic director in time for the 50th anniversary, I reflected on the memories that might be held in this space, London’s oldest pub theatre. The result is a ghost story. Inspired by my love of the work of M.R. James, my new play is set in the King’s Head and explores how trauma from the past can realise itself in the present and the power of the imagination to make the unseen manifest.”
Further details of cast and creative team to be announced.
Established in 1970, London’s oldest pub theatre is known for its challenging work and support of early career artists including the likes of Tom Stoppard, Victoria Wood and Bryony Lavery.
The Haunting of Susan A runs from 1 June 2022– 26 June 2022 at The King’s Head Theatre, London.