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Part of The Takeover: Sight Unseen Season

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Sat 8 Apr & Sat 15 Apr 2023, 10pm

Runtime: 1h 00m

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One of the criticisms increasingly levelled at the solo artistic director model of leadership, which still predominates in British theatre, is that it can lead to tunnel vision, in which programming may be done to some extent by a team but is strongly influenced by the person at the top of the theatre. It’s inevitable, not least because it tends to be that individual who is the face of the organisation and who is held accountable for the success or failure of a season. But what happens to a theatre’s output when four guest artistic directors from widely varying theatre backgrounds curate their own mini-programmes of work? Step up the King’s Head where Tom Ratcliffe, Tania Azevedo, and David Cumming are taking the reins for a short time each. The experiment kicks off with Isabel Adomakoh Young choosing a season of shows that include Unleash the Llama with Five Years with the White Man about the black satirist ABC Merriman-Labor, who wrote the first ethnographic account of the White Man; the drag king piece King Dynasty from the queer Pan-Asian company Bitten Peach; Alice McKee’s Perverts about threesomes and internalised shame; and much, much more.

About It Takes Two

4 duologues. 4 incredible stories. All exploring the theme of relationships. A dynamic array of duologues that range from heart-breaking drama to light comedy exploring different relationships. From marriage counselling to hospital waiting rooms, It Takes Two takes you on an emotional rollercoaster to reveal the nuances of human connection. As a celebration of new writing, these pieces have been selected as the best of the best after It Takes Two’s three sell out runs across 2022. It Takes Two is created by Any Second Now Ltd. which was founded in 2021 by Sarah Cameron-West & Lucy Nicholson. The company is dedicated to finding & producing new writing to provide creatives with their London stage debut. This show is part of Sight Unseen, a season curated by Isabel Adomakoh Young for The Takeover. Age Recommendation: 16+