Oli Forsyth’s new play Kings will transfer to the New Diorama Theater next month.
Set on the streets of London, the darkly comic fairytale follows three rough sleepers whose ultimate goal is to get a council house. As the nights get longer and colder, and their hope of escaping their situation fades they meet a mysterios young woman who instills a ‘don’t ask – take’ philosophy.
The cast includes Emma James, Madeleine MacMahon, Andy McLeod, Johanna Allitt and James Barbour.
After initially previewing at the 2017 VAULT Festival, Kings won the Show of the Week award, was reviewed as ‘The Pick of the Festival’ by Exeunt Magazine and described by Sir David Bell, former director of Crisis, as “a brilliantly authentic play…as close to the ‘real thing’ as I have seen, a must see”.
Kings is written and directed by Old Forsyth with design by Erin Green. It is produced by Smoke & Oakum Theatre whose other shows include Cornermen and Happy Dave.
For this run of Kings, Smoke & Oakum will be partnering with the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint to raise funds and awareness for the plight of the homeless in the UK.
Kings will run from 3 October until 21 October 2017 at the New Diorama Theatre.