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 16 – Sun Nov 30
  2. King's Head Theatre
  3. £10, £8 concs
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Hello Norma Jean

Fringe, Drama

It's the first time London will have seen this play about Marilyn Monroe, or rather, an old lady who purports to be her. In 2003 grandmother Lynnie escapes Stockthorpe-on- Sea and gets over 8000 miles to LA where she aims to tell the world how she faked...

  1. Sun Nov 2
  2. King's Head Theatre
  3. £12-£25
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The Marriage of Figaro

Opera, Fringe, Drama

  • Rating: 4/5

OperaUpClose has come a long way over five years and 21 productions. Set to leave its Islington base the King’s Head in January, the company presents its last new production there, and what terrific fun it is.‘The Marriage of Figaro’ is Mozart’s complex...

The Marriage of Figaro
  1. Fri Oct 31 – Sat Nov 8
  2. King's Head Theatre
  3. £22.50, £16.50-£19.50 concs
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2.8 / 5

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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.