HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS PRESENTS

KEN

By TERRY JOHNSON
Directed by LISA SPIRLING

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes with no interval

£5 - £12 (See ticket information)

The bad news is; we can all be done under the Public Mischief Act of 1872. The good news is; the posters are ready!

Downstairs

7 Apr - 7 May 2016
£5 - £12

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

In 1978 an aspiring young playwright, in a flat-share off the North End Road, is wrestling with a play for the Royal Court. The phone rings. The man on the other end is called Ken and he’s about to teach our hero the pleasures and perils of serendipity… 

Terry Johnson treads the boards once more (having avoided them for 35 years) with his new play about the truly original and unclassifiable Ken Campbell - legendary seeker, fearsome goader, and uniquely comedic thinker. KEN is a freewheeling reminiscence of a turbulent and inspiring relationship between two theatrical mavericks.


Olivier and Tony Award-winner Terry Johnson returns to Hampstead following his critically acclaimed hit Hysteria, which starred Antony Sher. His musical Mrs Henderson Presents is currently running at the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End. Lisa Spirling returns to Hampstead Downstairs following the sell-out hits PineDeposit and Fault Lines

Suitable for over 18s only.

Photo credit: Eamonn McCabe

 

 

 

Artistic team

WRITER

TERRY JOHNSON

DIRECTOR

LISA SPIRLING

DESIGNER

JANET BIRD

LIGHTING

MIKE GUNNING

SOUND

JOHN LEONARD

Cast

Ken Campbell: A career in pictures

Posted on 22 April 2016

Find out more about the man who inspired Terry Johnson's latest play, KEN

New Downstairs show announced: Terry Johnson's Ken

Posted on 8 March 2016

Terry Johnson's Ken announced as next Downstairs show

First five performances: All tickets £5
Full price: £12
Seniors: £10 (matinee only)
Under 30s and Students: £10
Access: £6
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free

Suitable for over 18s only.

Video and Image Gallery

Terry Johnson Terry Johnson
Jeremy Stockwell Jeremy Stockwell
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Jeremy Stockwell and Terry Johnson Jeremy Stockwell and Terry Johnson
Terry Johnson and Jeremy Stockwell Terry Johnson and Jeremy Stockwell
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Terry Johnson and Jeremy Stockwell Terry Johnson and Jeremy Stockwell