KIT will produce its own work as well as transferring off-West End productions to the Sound. There are also plans for late-night cabaret slots, lunchtime readings, workshops and discussions. The venue will open with Moises Kaufman’s new production of The Laramie Project. The rest of the opening season will include Terence McNally’s Frankie and Johnnie In the Clair de Lune directed by James Philips, and a new version of Prometheus Bound directed by James Kerr. KIT’s producers Holy Kendrick and Chris Perkin aim to create contemporary, accessible and reasonably priced shows. According to a press release, “It’s time for a new generation of theatre professionals to reclaim the West End for a vibrant, young and engaged London audience.”
The Sound has assembled a distinguished advisory board. Among the board are Nick Allott, Nica Burns, Thelma Holt, Kim Poster and William Taylor. KIT’s collaborators include the writers Richard Marsh and Robin Soans, directors Richard Beecham, Tim Roseman and Ruth Carney, and designers David Farley, Bruno Poet and Greg Clarke.
There will be a benefit night on June 12, to include as yet unnamed stars from the worlds of comedy, theatre and music. For more information, visit www.kitproductions.com.