Dai Fujikura Portrait | Avex Classics | Wigmore Hall | 17 Feb 2018

Dai Fujikura Portrait
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP
Saturday 17th February 2018, 7.30pm

Following the successes of previous years’ ‘Avex Recital Series’, Avex now launch their 2018 programme with a special Dai Fujikura Portrait concert featuring musicians from around the world, performing works for shamisen (a traditional Japanese instrument), toy piano, violin, saxophone, and a quintet comprising oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano. This evening of beautiful sound colours and contrasting sonority will also mark several UK premières as well as a world premiere of a piece for solo piano.

The incredible artists who will be performing at Wigmore are Mei Yi Foo (piano and toy piano), HONJOH Hidejiro (shamisen), Yu Kosuge (piano), Rie Koyama (bassoon), Masanori Oishi (saxophone), Enno Senft (double bass), Philippe Tondre (oboe), Bartosz Woroch (violin), Makoto Yoshida (clarinet) and Teunis van der Zwart (horn).

Dai Fujikura is acclaimed worldwide and has been awarded many important prizes throughout his career including the Royal Philharmonic Society Award, Otaka Prize, Akutagawa Composition Award, WIRED Audi Innovation Award, the Paul Hindemith Prize, and The Silver Lion Award from Venice Biennale 2017. His works include operas, orchestral pieces, ensemble works, chamber music, and film scores that cross over into the contemporary world with strong connections to experimental, pop, jazz and improvisation.

Having received numerous international co-commissions, Dai Fujikura’s music has been performed in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He recently held the composer-in-residence position at Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra. In the UK, he has received two BBC Proms commissions, his Double Bass Concerto was premiered by the London Sinfonietta, and in 2013 the BBC Symphony Orchestra gave the UK premiere of his Atom. Recently, Dai has been named the artistic director of the Born Creative Festival in Tokyo Metropolitan Theater for 2017.

Hiroyuki Nakashima, President at Avex Classics International, comments, Avex Classics International is committed to nurturing the best young musical talent and giving them an international platform. From intimate recitals to huge multimedia presentations, we engage audiences of all ages and nationalities in the unique power that defines the best musical performances and artists. Our return to Wigmore Hall demonstrates the best of Japanese talent and we are delighted to be back at this renowned hall.

Dai Fujikura Portrait looks back across Fujikura’s whole career as far as some works from his time at college. He describes Frozen Heat for Solo Piano (1998) like meeting an old friend.

Neo for Solo Shamisen (2014) was Fujikura’s first composition for the shamisen. Until this point he had always associated Japanese instruments as the clichéd music heard in Japanese restaurants outside of Japan. When this work was commissioned he cast aside these preconceptions and carried out extensive research into the history of the instrument. His attraction to the shamisen was the concept of adding ‘noise’ to the sound, something unthinkable in western classical music; he treated this piece like a guitar solo in a rock concert.

While many of the works have been composed specifically for the artists who will perform them at Wigmore, every few years Fujikura composes for himself which allows him to go back to basics and experiment with new methods and systems. SekSek and Ayatori for Solo Piano (2011) is one such work. With works like this, Fujikura imposes strict limits on the piece. For instance, he might develop a rule where ‘no more than three notes can be played at the same time’, or ‘no pedal’, or ‘right hand and left hand always move together’.

Bringing together an incredible range of award-winning musicians from around the globe, Dai Fujikura Portrait offers an opportunity to celebrate the work and achievements of this incredible composer.

Dai Fujikura comments, I am delighted to have a portrait concert at the renowned Wigmore Hall with all-star musicians from all over the world. Many of the works have been specially written for these musicians, for both traditional Japanese and western instruments. I am curious to hear 20 years of my music played together at this concert which includes compositions dating back to 1998 as well as a world premiere. What a way to celebrate my 40th!

The second concert in Avex’s 2018 series will held on Saturday 2nd June. This Rachmaninov programme will be performed by Yuki Ito (cello) and Sofya Gulyak (piano)

New Jersey Nights Review

Darlington Hippodrome – until 20 January 2018.  Reviewed by Lindsay Sykes


New Jersey Nights is a concert style production which takes the audience through a celebration of greatest hits by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. With a distinct party atmosphere, there is no story line, making this a show purely about the music. It has a very different feel to the hit musical Jersey Boys, and as far as tribute acts go, these boys are up there with the best.

Opening in Ruby’s Bar with the six dancers evoking the era of the late 50’s and early 60’s with their costumes and dancing, they remain on stage for most of the show embellishing it with their enthusiasm.  The set comprises of a bland makeshift bar set-up (backboards on wheels portraying the walls, a bar and to the right a table and chairs), it doesn’t look particularly inviting. However as the four piece band take their places, initially behind the bar walls while a lone barman fiddles with the vintage radio for a signal, the stage soon becomes alive.

Lead vocals are shared between the four performers – Joshua Dever, William Hazel, Duncan Heather and Ricky Rojas – who have all toured extensively with the production previously. Kicking off the show with Oh What a Night and continuing with hits including Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Let’s Hang On, Grease and Who Loves You. This is balanced with slower numbers such as My Eyes Adored You and Fallen Angel and a beautifully sung acapella version of Silence is Golden.

Aside from the main Valli numbers the girls in the show perform two songs from Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound. As they are the dancers it is obvious that they are lip-synching which is a shame in a live show.  However it is a nice nod to one of the musical influences of the Four Seasons and allows the three girls to take centre stage.

A show like this, with few unscripted moments, thrives on banter and all four are excellent at creating a rapport with the audience. It’s a smart move, as the format of the show – songs followed by a short piece of narration – could feel quite sterile without that spark.  All four performers seems to be having a good time and it shows in their enthusiasm

On a snowy January evening this show is well worth the effort of going to see to banish the post Christmas blues.  The evening came to a close with a megamix which brought almost the entire audience to their feet. Everybody was dancing and singing without a care in the world and I noticed some truly impressive moves. The singers produce a fine performance of the Four Seasons including all of the falsetto and harmonies. If you love the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and are prepared to take New Jersey Nights for what it is you will have a fun-filled night. In Darlington until January 20th and on tour around the UK

Sunset Boulevard Review

Mayflower Theatre Southampton – until 20 January.  Reviewed by Jo Gordon


Set in the Golden era of Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard shows us the desperate, seedy and needy lives of those who want to make it big and those who have faded from the limelight – grasping hard on to the little glimmer of fame they still have. Joe Gillis  is a struggling writer trying to make it to the top at Paramount Pictures and failing, trying to dodge the debt collectors he finds himself broken down outside an old mansion, 10086 Sunset Boulevard, and knocks the door for help. Confronted with a creepy looking butler, Max Von Mayerling,  Joe is invited in where he meets the once, silent movie Goddess, Norma Desmond, a larger than life, velvet clad turban wearing Diva who demands to be adored like the superstar she believes she still is.

After convincing Joe to edit a script she has written for a film that will be her big return to the silver screen, Joe becomes a kept man and eventually Norma’s lover in the hope this is his chance to be the high flying writer he dreams of. Meanwhile he continues working on a script with  Molly Lynch whose friendship begins to blossom into something more. Tired of Norma’s melodramatics, controlling ways and her spiral downwards into madness he realises that his new way of life is destroying him and tries to leave to be with Molly ending in fatal consequences.

The orchestra play the 1950’s inspired musical score sublimely, carrying off the big numbers in a way that makes you forget they are not high in numbers and the set has been incredibly well designed, placing you in various locations back in the day.  The whole cast are a talented and energetic bunch. Dougie Carter played a superb Joe Gillis, portraying the young writers at all costs desperation with feeling and depth, whose singing hits the mark every time. Ria Jones took my breath away as Norma Desmond, a veracious, melancholic, expressive performance who on delivering the big show tunes left the audiences excitement palpable! I imagine I am a rarity in having never seen this production before, whether on stage or indeed the film, thinking the all singing dialogue would ruin it for me…. how wrong I was… I adored it! “Those wonderful people out there in the dark” were on our feet left wanting more.

A (Brave) New Cast Announced For The Play That Goes Wrong At Storyhouse

The Play That Goes Wrong, the West End’s Olivier Award winning box office hit, today announces the full cast for its 2018 UK Tour. The touring cast presents: Jake Curran (Chris), Catherine Dryden (Annie), Bobby Hirston (Max), Benjamin McMahon (Dennis), Gabriel Paul (Trevor), Steven Rostance (Jonathan), Kazeem Tosin Amore (Robert), Elena Valentine (Sandra) with David Kristopher-Brown (Understudy), Laura White(Understudy), Liam Horrigan (Understudy) and Louisa Sexton (Understudy).
Back on the road following the phenomenal sell-out success of this year’s tour, the 2018 UK tour will open at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate on 4 January, visiting 34 venues nationwide until September 2018. The show stops off at Storyhouse in Chester on Monday 29th January for one week only.
Winning eleven international awards, including the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a 2017 Tony Award for its Broadway transfer, The Play That Goes Wrong continues to play to sold out houses in the West End, whilst enjoying its new status as Broadway’s longest running play. It is a remarkable rags-to-riches story for a play, which started its life at a London fringe venue with only four paying members of the public at the first performance, and has since played to an audience of almost one and a half million worldwide. This autumn The Play That Goes Wrong has been playing simultaneously in twelve countries.
Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry ShieldsThe Play That Goes Wrong is a highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing and ambitious daring. The play introduces The ‘Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.
“Why would all these regional theatres want a return visit of our little murder mystery show when last year’s tour went so badly wrong. I am at a loss to understand it.” Producer, Kenny Wax
Mischief Theatre was founded in 2008 by a group of graduates of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and began as an improvised comedy group. Their other production The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is now booking into its third year in the West End at the Criterion Theatre and their new improv show Mischief Movie Night opens in the West End on 13 December at the Arts Theatre. In December 2016, Mischief made their TV debut on the BBC with Peter Pan Goes Wrong, starring David Suchet as the guest narrator. Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Olivier Award Nominee 2016) also enjoyed two sell-out West End seasons and a UK tour. Mischief returns to BBC One this Christmas with a brand new production, A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong, filmed in front of a live studio audience (transmission date to be announced). The company is led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer.
The Play That Goes Wrong is directed by Mark Bell, with set designs by Nigel Hook, lighting by Ric Mountjoyand costumes by Roberto SuraceThe Play That Goes Wrong is produced in the West End and on tour byKenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.
Twitter: @playgoeswrong 
Facebook: The Play That Goes Wrong
Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR
Monday 29 January – Saturday 3 February 2018
Evenings 7.30pm | Wed & Sat Mats 2.30pm
Tickets: From £20.50 (Dynamic pricing: Book early to guarantee cheapest and best seats)
Online:            Visit www.storyhouse.com
By Phone:       Call 01244 409113
In person:       Visit the Ticket Kiosks At Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR
Visit Chester Visitor Information Centre.



Priority tickets on sale from Wednesday 17 January / General from Wednesday 24 January 2018



Tuesday 16 to Saturday 20 October 2018




Based on the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series, Cilla The Musical follows the story of the extraordinary life of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool, Priscilla White, and her rocky, yet incredible rise to fame.


At just 25-years-old, Cilla Black was one of the most internationally recognised singing stars, who later went on to become one of Britain’s favorite television entertainers headlining multiple series of Blind DateSurprise Surprise and many more.


The musical score is the ultimate soundtrack to the sixties, including ‘Anyone who had a heart’‘Alfie’ and‘Something tells me’.




Sunday 28 October




Following 2017’s successful tour, Sixties Gold returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 UK Top 30 hits: The Searchers, The Merseybeats, The Fortunes, PJ Proby, Love Affair’s Steve Ellis and Vanity Fare.




Monday 29 October to Saturday 3 November 2018




Bill Kenwright presents the inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Companies production of Rain Man – based on the Oscar-winning film starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman.


Rain Man tells the story of two brothers, Charlie Babbitt, a self-centered salesman, and Raymond, Charlie’s long-lost elder, autistic brother. When Charlie discovers that Raymond has inherited the family’s multi-million-dollar fortune, he sets out to get ‘his half’ by ‘borrowing’ Raymond from the institution where he has spent most of his life and embarking on a trip across America.




Tuesday 6 to Saturday 17 November 2018




The sensational hit West End musical is bringing its unique sound to Leeds and is guaranteed to having audiences ‘Dancing in the Street’.


With just $800, Berry Gordy founded Motown Records and launched the careers of multiple legendary artists, including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and The Temptations.


Featuring over 50 classic hits, including ‘My Girl’, ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’ and ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’Motown The Musical tells the thrilling tale of the man who broke barriers and fought against the odds to create something more than a record label.



Liverpool’s Ray Quinn Announced To Star In Jack And The Beanstalk At The Epstein Theatre



Fe-fi-fo-fum – get ready for some panto fun! As LHK Productions announce that leading the all-star cast for their Easter panto, Jack and The Beanstalk, will be Liverpool’s own Ray Quinn.

This egg-cellent production will be scaling new heights at The Epstein Theatre from Thursday 29 March – Sunday 8 April and tickets are on-sale now.

Multi-talented singer, dancer and actor, Ray first came to attention in 2000 playing Anthony Murray on Channel 4’s Brookside, and won the hearts of the nation in 2006 on ITV’s The X Factor where he went all the way to the final, finishing runner-up.

Following the success of The X Factor, Ray’s debut album Doing It My Way entered the charts at number 1, selling over 300,000 copies without even releasing a single.

He then skated to victory not once, but twice on the ITV show Dancing On Ice first as Series 4 champion in 2009, and then again on the All Stars series in 2014.

No stranger to the theatre stage, Ray has appeared in some of the biggest hit shows includingGrease, Dirty Dancing and Legally Blonde and most recent, in the UK tour of the smash musical The Wedding Singer starring as Glen.

On joining the cast, Ray Quinn said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be coming home to Liverpool and appearing on The Epstein stage. There is no better feeling than playing to an audience in your home town! Panto is great fun, I always have a great time and I can’t wait to be back. I’ll see you at Easter Liverpool!”

LHK Productions Managing Director Lee Kelly added: “We are delighted to have cast Ray as Jack for our Easter panto. He is a local lad, audiences from Liverpool know and love him! He is a true professional, and has appeared in some of the UK’s biggest stage shows, so I know he will be a great addition to the show!”

Jack and the Beanstalk is the tallest of gloriously tall panto tales, telling the story of hapless hero Jack who swaps the family cow for a bag of beans.

With a beanstalk reaching the heavens, golden geese and hungry giants, this show really is too big to miss.

The full cast who will be joining Ray tell this epic tale will be announced in the coming months, so watch this space!

Be sure to join LHK Productions and The Epstein Theatre this Easter for Liverpool’s best value panto, with tickets starting from just £11.


Jack and the Beanstalk

Date: Thursday 29 March – Sunday 8 April

Times: Vary

Tickets:  Adult £16.50/ Concession £15.50/ Family £54

Groups: £14 and 1 in 15 FREE

Limited number of £11 tickets available on select performances


*Subject to booking fee. All prices include a £1 per ticket venue restoration levy



Call 0844 888 4411, visit www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk or book in person at the theatre box office (open 2pm-6pm Mon-Thu & 12pm-6pm Fri-Sat)

Or via TicketQuarter: Call 0844 8000 410, visit www.ticketquarter.co.uk

Mental health in millenials is examined in new play at Lion and Unicorn Theatre


February 1st – 2nd, Lion and Unicorn Theatre

New play Breathe, after readings at the Young Vic and scratch night performances at the Bread and Roses, is staged in a full production at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre this February. The play tackles the thorny issue of mental health amongst millenials trying to make their way in life.

ambitious (…) I look forward to see the (full production)” The Blog of Theatre Things

Breathe pans across the struggles of four housemates living in London trying to successfully accomplish their dreams. Personal secrets, fears and dreams emerge as their lives intertwine, revealing the importance of human connection and friendship in the face of anxiety and depression. Will they choose security or transform their fears into fuel to conquer their dreams?

Writer Lucrezia Pollice is a freelance theatre & film director and producer based in London. After training as an actor at the famous Italian drama school Paolo Grassi Academy and the RADA foundation course at CSVPA, Lucrezia graduated with a First Honours Degree from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education – focusing her degree on Directing, Producing and Playwrighting. She recently produced and directed the critically acclaimed short documentary IDENTITY ,which premiered at the United Nations WTPFilm Festival at the BFI Southbank. She will soon be producing and directing a documentary short film for Westminster Council.

Producer Aretusa Campagnolo worked as an assistant producer for MDA Contemporary Dance Company and as an executive producer for RedWedge Srl, a film production company based in Rome. She moved to the UK to undertake a Master’s degree in Culture, Policy and Management at City University of London, where she graduated in October 2017. Prior to moving into assisting in producing Metal Rabbit Productions in 2017, she interned as a Company Administrator for circus company Gandini Juggling.

Darlington Hippodrome – Son of a Preacher Man


Featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, with a book by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Son of a Preacher Man embarked on a national tour in September 2017, and is coming to Darlington Hippodrome next month.

Featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including “The Look Of Love”, “I Only Want To Be With You”, “Spooky” and of course, the classic “Son Of A Preacher Man”, this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical by internationally renowned writer Warner Brown will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written.

Director and choreographer Craig Revel Horwood said: ‘I am delighted to bring to life for the very first time this wonderful story created by Warner Brown, with soulful songs from the legendary Dusty Springfield’s iconic music catalogue. I hope that audiences in Darlington will come to love this warm-hearted and uplifting new musical as much as I do.’

Alice Barlow will star in the new musical playing the role of Kat. Best known for her roles on television, with credits including Coronation Street, Swipers, Drifters series 1, 3 & 4, Benidorm, Banana, Staff Room, Casualty, Crime Stories, Hollyoaks, and was also a contestant on The Voice, Alice will perform at Darlington Hippodrome for the one week run.

Son of a Preacher Man is at Darlington Hippodrome from Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 February.

Tickets* are priced from £27. *Includes £2 restoration levy. To book contact the Box Office on 01325 405405 or visit www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk

Poleroid Theatre’s Plastic | Old Red Lion Theatre | 3-21 April 2018

Poleroid Theatre in association with Mercury Theatre present
Plastic by Kenneth Emson
Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ
Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 21st April 2018

Following a highly successful run at Latitude Festival, the multi-award winning Poleroid Theatre bring BAFTA nominated playwright Kenneth Emson’s Plastic to life at the Old Red Lion Theatre. Directed by JMK 2017 award winner Josh Roche, this powerful new play explores how the insecurities of childhood can follow us into later life in this unflinchingly honest drama about time, memory and escape.

Remember the moment you became an adult? Or did you miss it? Kev used to have a girlfriend called Lisa – she wore a fitted blazer and reebok classics and lit up the school yard. Kev used to be the captain of the school football team and he scored the winner in the All-Essex schools cup final. Ben used to get beaten up most days. He stole money from his mum’s purse to pay off ‘Wicksy’. Now he’s an accountant. But Ben always had Jack. His loyal, unbreakable mate Jack. Adults are the kids that survive school right? But what if some kids don’t?

Set in a school in Essex, Emson’s poetic and unflinching production is an extraordinary mix of drama and performance poetry which tells the story of four young people who are forced into adulthood. Through its innovative verse, Plastic examines the creation of urban folklore and the sealed world of adolescence with all its unique pressures – how hard it can be to survive, and how hard it is to be left behind.

Director Josh Roche comments, School is hell. We all go through it, but as adults we’re quick to patronise and diminish teenagers who scream for help. We made Plastic to talk about the horror that takes root in schools, a horror of loneliness, frustration and identity – a horror that can define the lives of adults well into retirement.

Plastic is generously supported by Arts Council England, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and The Old Vic Theatre.

Plastic will also be touring to the Mercury Theatre in Essex from 26
th – 28th April 2018.


Cavalry Theatre present
The world première of
By Tom Stuchfield
6th – 24th February 2018
The King’s Head Theatre

Director: Tom Stuchfield; Lighting Designer: Katy Gerard; Sound designer: Johannes Ruckstuhl
Cavalry Theatre’s today announce full casting for the world première of Tom Stuchfield’s play Somewhere a Gunner Fires. The play marks the 100th anniversary of the ceasefire of the First World War in 1918 and is set in its final months. Tom Stuchfield directs Chris Born (Volker) Guy Clark (Dixon), Olivia Hanrahan-Barnes (Isabella), Julia Kass (Mathilde) and Max Roberts (Wilkinson). Stuchfield also performs in the piece as Spencer. The production opens at King’s Head Theatre, on 9 February 2018, with previews from 6 February, and runs until 24 February.
In the final months of the First World War, as the gears of the Great War machine grind inexorably to a halt, as the snows thaw, and the troops desert – six stories reach their end. The volunteer, the girl in the blitz; the builder, the tailor, the American objector; the officer who can never live down his mistakes – survivors in a world gone mad.
Experiencing the war from home fronts and trench lines, the distances between the characters are both immense, and intimate. The connections that bind them, and the disasters that split them, supported by a host of minor characters and a relentless soundscape, emphasise how the scale of war can be simultaneously epic and highly personal.
Somewhere a Gunner Fires is based on true events. In 2014 Writer/Director Tom Stuchfield spent some time researching his family during the war. He discovered an incredible story, largely occurring on the Italian Front. Taking this piece of intimate family history and extrapolating, he has written a war story for the modern age – without judgement, and without prejudice.
Tom Stuchfield is an emerging playwright, who last year completed a MSc in Playwrighting from the University of Edinburgh. This production marks his professional stage debut.
Chris Born plays Volker. For theatre, his credits include The Provok’d Wife (Network Theatre and TheatreN16),Force of Trump (Brockley Jack and Theatre N16), Weekly Art Night (The Space) and Sex Machina (Brainchild Arts Festival).
Guy Clark plays Dixon. Recent theatre credits include Diary of a Madman (Gate Theatre), The Overcoat andHeart of Darkness (Omnibus Theatre and OSO Arts Centre), Valley of the Weird (The Vaults) and Banquo inMacbeth (European Tour). He is also Artistic Director for Scandal and Gallows Theatre, and has recently performed for them in The Overcoat (Omnibus Theatre) and Heart of Darkness (The Arcola, The Space Triplex and Omnibus Theatre).
Olivia Hanrahan-Barnes plays Isabella. For theatre her credits include The Gospel According to Philip (Brockley Jack and Theatre N16), Last Orders and Uncle Fred’s Shed (Solomon Theatre Company UK tour) andPersuasion (Pavilion Dance South West). For television, her work includes Humans 2.
Julia Kass plays Mathilde. Her previous work for theatre includes Force of Trump (Brockley Jack) and The Taming of the Shrew (US tour), The Vagina Monologues (Shakespeare’s Sister), Twelfth Night and Macbeth(European tour), The Taming of the Shrew (US tour), Mercury Fur (Corpus Playroom) and Happy Days (ADC Theatre).
Max Roberts plays Wilkinson. This marks his professional stage debut.
Cavalry Theatre Company is made up of Writer/ Director Tom Stuchfield, Producer Laura Sedgwick and Designer Johannes Ruckstuhl. Somewhere a Gunner Fires is the company’s inaugural production but as a team they have produced plays at the Edinburgh Fringe and on the London Fringe. Cavalry Theatre is a new company focus on developing and producing plays which are historic in theme and cinematic in style.
The King’s Head Theatre was established in 1970. The most ethically and socially responsible fringe theatre in the UK, we are known for our challenging work and support of young artists. Last year 87,031 audience members saw a show of ours: 43,857 at our 110-seater home on Upper Street
and 43,174 on tour. At our home in Islington we had 861 performances last year of 84 different shows. We are committed to fighting prejudice through the work we stage, the artists and staff we work with and by producing work for minority audience groups. We believe in fair pay for all on the

fringe and create accessible routes for early career artists to stage their work; work we are passionate about. This year we announced the theatre is on the move. In 2019, subject to a fundraising campaign, the King’s Head Theatre will move into a custom-built space in the heart of

Islington Square, directly behind its current home securing the future of the venue for generations to come.
Somewhere a Gunner Fires  Listings
The King’s Head
115 Upper Street, N1 1QN
6 – 24 February 2018
Box office: 020 7226 4443 
Performance times:
Tuesdays – Saturdays 7pm, Sundays 3:30pm
3pm matinee Saturday 24th 
Ticket prices:
6 February
All tickets £10

7 – 9 February
All tickets £14

10 – 24 February
£19.50 – Standard

£18 – Concession A

£15 – Concession B

£25 – Premium