Booking to 12 November 2022
A heart-wrenching tale at London’s Park Theatre
King Hamlin is a hard-hitting new play about youth gang violence from the perspective of the boys at risk of being drawn in.
It comes from the team who presented Bullet Hole in 2018 – winner of best full-length stage play at Scriptwriters & Co International Festival.
When pride, revenge and turf wars are the daily norm, how do you walk away from a path that’s been marked out for you?
Written by Gloria Williams, King Hamlin runs from 19 October 2022 until 12 November 2022 at the Park Theatre, London.
What is King Hamlin about?
Hamlin, Quinn and Nic are young friends trying to get ahead in inner city London.
After his dad dies, Hamlin’s goal is to finish school, get a good job, and build a better life for himself and his mum, Mama H. When live-wire Quinn and troubled Nic offer Hamlin easy money in return for some county line drug trafficking, his dreams, his mother’s hopes and the friendship of the three are put to the test. Will Hamlin stand his ground or end up on the wrong side of the tracks?
In a maze of inequality, unemployment and gang culture, it’s a struggle to know where to make a right turn and how to undo a wrong one.
Who’s in the cast of King Hamlin?
The cast features Harris Cain (Hamlin), Andrew Evans (Nic), Inaam BArwani (Quinn) and Kiza Deen (Mama H).
King Hamlin creative team
Written and produced by Gloria Williams and directed, produced and designed by Lara Genovese. Sound design by Edward Lewis, lighting design by Ben Jacobs, creative & costume assistant Elodie Chiper, marketing by Mobius Industries and graphic design by Shann Larsson.
Reviews of King Hamlin"Frequently moving" - The Stage
"Excellent performances" - The Guardian
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Please be advised this production contains frequent swearing.
Captioned performance 4 November 2022, 19:45
Venue InformationPark Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP
Nearest Tube or Train: Finsbury Park (National Rail, Victoria Line, Piccadilly Line)
Nearest Buses: 210, W3, W10, 4, 29, 153, 253, 254, 259, N23, N253, N279