The King’s Head Theatre: Strangers In Between



The King’s Head Theatre

Strangers In Between
Written by Tommy Murphy

Directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher


The King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN

10 January-04 February 2017

Press night 11 January, 7pm


After a smash-hit critically acclaimed run at The King’s Head Theatre in 2016, Strangers In Between, the award-winning Australian play written by Tommy Murphy, is back by popular demand returning to kick off the 2017 season from 10 January to 04 February.


The cute but nervy sixteen year old Shane has fled his rural hometown for the glitz, glamour and glory of Sydney’s King’s Cross. Adrift among the lonely hearts and new temptations, he attempts to navigate the troubled waters of his past toward a happier future.

Strangers In Between is an unflinching look at the highs and lows of growing up gay in modern Australia, fit to burst with laugh-out-loud one liners, simmering sexual tension and heartfelt confessions.
Its story is universal, it is a coming of age story about friendship across generations and how our past can come back to haunt us.


Artistic Director of The King’s Head Theatre, and director Adam Spreadbury-Maher, said:

We knew we had to kick off 2017 in style, and what better way to do it than to give London another chance to see one of this year’s best loved productions. The King’s Head Theatre remains committed to staging work by the best playwrights Australia has to offer and Tommy Murphy’s Strangers in Between is no exception!”


Reprising the roles; newcomer Roly Botha returns to play Shane, Australian actor Dan Hunter plays Will and Ben and Stephen Connery-Brown plays Peter.


Tommy Murphy is an Australian playwright best known for his stage and screen adaptation of Timothy Conigrave’s memoir Holding the Man, which won numerous awards including Best Play at the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, which he also won for Strangers in Between, he is the youngest recipient of the award and the only playwright to win in successive years.


Adam Spreadbury-Maher is the Artistic Director of The King’s Head most recently directing Trainspotting at The King’s Head, and now at the Edinburgh Fringe. Adam has won and been nominated for multiple awards including an Olivier Award for the OperaUpClose production of La bohème, an adaptation will return to the King’s Head in September, and Best Artistic Director from The Fringe Report.


Absolutely unmissable’ ★★★★★ – Live Theatre UK

‘Laced with Tenderness’ ★★★★★ – London Pub Theatres

‘A toured-force’ ★★★★★ – Boyz Magazine

‘Holds its audience spellbound from start to finish’ ★★★★ – London Theatre 1

‘Brave and touching’ ★★★★ – Theatre Perform
‘Sensuality and sensitivity at their best’ ★★★★ – Everything Theatre

‘An Absolute must see’ ★★★★ – London Box Office


Listings Information


The King’s Head Theatre

115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN

10 January – 04 February 2017

Press Night: 11 January 7pm

Tickets £10 – £25


Roly Botha – Shane

Dan Hunter – Will/Ben

Stephen Connery-Brown – Peter


Adam Spreadbury-Maher – Artistic Director

Becky-Dee Trevenen – Designer

Richard Williamson – Lighting Designer

John McLeod – Sound Designer

Jennifer Davis – Associate Director


Booking information

020 7478 0100 – Our box office number is 0207 226 8561


Images can be found here



For more information contact:

Dee McCourt/ 07803726543


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