King's Head Theatre


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The King's Head © Andrew Brackenbury

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  • Address:

    King's Head Theatre 115 Upper St
    N1 1QN

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Fringe, Drama

Cross-dressing star Vesta Tilley is the focus of this one-woman show from Off the Fence theatre company. Tom Glover's play has the male impersonator sitting in her dressing room and reliving her roles, the songs she performed in the war and her role in...

  1. Sun Nov 30
  2. King's Head Theatre
  3. £10, £8 concs
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Fringe, Drama

  • Rating: 2/5

The walls are splashed with huge painted flowers, splayed open with the pollen suggestively poking out. Sultry music plays softly, absolutely everything shines bright red and a scantily clad dancer sways seductively in a small glass booth. ‘Go See’ is...

Go See
  1. Wed Nov 26 – Sat Nov 29
  2. King's Head Theatre
  3. £15-£25
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The Elixir of Love

Opera, Fringe, Drama

Warm-hearted opera 'The Elixir of Love' is staged by director Valentina Ceschi, who sets it in a 1950s garden party at the height of the Hollywood Golden Age.

  1. Tue Dec 2 – Sat Dec 13
  2. King's Head Theatre
  3. £10-£25
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2.8 / 5

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  • 1 star:2
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Dirty toilets, poor service and rude staff. This place has gone downhill since getting a late licence.


I loved "Elixir of Love". Everything was spot on - singing, acting, direction and translation. In fact I am going to book to see the parallel cast who have had equally good reviews. Hope it has not sold out yet!


So much fun to have our very own opera house in Islington. Have now seen three new opera productions here (Barber of Seville, Madam Butterfly & The Coronation of Poppea) and would highly recommend every single one. Wonderful to have singers so close up, you see every expression. No food served in the pub these days, but lots of good finds on Upper Street. Look forward to the next opera!


I have never experienced such poor customer service. The theatre cancelled the performance of Barber of Seville for the third time in a row and hasn't notified me in time. Avoid buying tickets in advance for their shows as the show will probably be cancelled.