There was a time when the King’s Head seemed pretty focussed on the male gay experience. So, to see a season entitled Boys! Boys! Boys! might suggest a return to past times. But the King’s Head artistic director has been broadening the palette in many ways and that includes this season where every single play is produced or directed by women. There are five plays over the season kicking off with Jarman. This dramatic recreation of the life of the film-maker Derek Jarman is directed by the multi-talented Sarah-Louise Young. whose show The Silent Treatment will be at the Edinburgh fringe this summer. Christopher Wollaton’s Brawn, about men’s body image and mental health, returns to the King’s Head after a sell out season in 2019, Quentin Crisp is celebrated in Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope, a young man questions his future after a one night stand in Bi Bi Baileigh and Mediocre White Male explores male fragility and anger in a changing world.
“A husband, some kids, a few animals and a quaint little cottage just south of the A35.” That's all veterinary student Baileigh has ever wanted. Until a one-night stand makes him question the future he's always had his heart on... Bi Bi Baileigh is a “heart warming”, Comedic Essex story about the navigation of love and how the plans you've been stuck on may not be the plans that fit you best. Following its sold out run at the Harlow Playhouse and Brighton Pride 2022 run, Bailiegh is back and making his London Debut. We will have printed versions of the script in folders to hand if people require them for access reasons.