Coming Clean to Transfer to West End

London News   Coming Clean to Transfer to West End
Kevin Elyot’s 1982 play about the breakdown of a gay couple’s relationship will be revived again in London.
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The 35th anniversary revival of Kevin Elyot’s 1982 play Coming Clean, produced by King’s Head Theatre in 2017, will transfer to the West End in January. Elyot’s playwriting debut depicts the breakdown of a gay couple’s relationship, examining questions of fidelity and love.

Adam Spreadbury-Maher, the artistic director of the King’s Head Theatre, will direct the production, which will play Trafalgar Studios 2 January 9—February 2, 2019. Casting will be announced at a later date.

The West End engagement of Coming Clean is produced by King’s Head Theatre, Making Productions Limited, and Joe C. Brown.

Coming Clean premiered at the Bush Theatre in 1982. Set in North London in the early ’80s, a struggling writer and his partner of five years, Greg, reach a cross-roads in their relationship. Previously open to one-night stands, one of them begins to yearn for something resembling monogamy—until an affair unveils their differing views on love and commitment.

Elyot’s plays include My Night With Reg, The Day I Stood Still, and Mouth to Mouth, among others.

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