“When her church volunteer faces deportation to Sierra Leone, Vicar Stella offers to help the only way she can. One white lie, one fake wedding, a good cause. Soon the church is overrun with bogus brides and a day of reckoning dawns. All Saints is a rollicking comedy about right and wrong; good and evil, and unexpected consequences.
“Based on a true story and inspired by the exuberant churches and communities of Peckham, Furious Theatre’s All Saints arrives at the King’s Head straight from its sold-out run at The Last Refuge.
“Nicola Baldwin’s first play Confetti won the George Devine and Time Out awards and her most recent play Blackshirts won the 2013 East 15/Stagetime competition on IdeasTap... Join Furious at All Saints for a month of Sundays (and Mondays) celebrating the triumph of love in an imperfect world.” – from the King’s Head website
All Saints has been very popular with audiences and quite well reviewed by critics:
“Helen Sheals’s lively production underscores the play’s humour and gets good performances” – Michael Billington in the Guardian
“Baldwin … composed a skilful script for All Saints; it’s intelligent, witty and grounds some superb characters. The actors, director and designers have developed it into a fabulously funny production, building on great character work with subtlety and panache.” – from What’s Peen Seen
“I also left with a big grin and a warm sense of satisfaction at a story that captured and celebrated the meaning of community and, from the standing ovation by those behind me, I wasn't alone.” – from One Stop Arts
“This is an extremely funny piece which, in the second half, also achieves unexpected emotional depth. It’s helped by a whole ensemble of stellar performances without a weak link among them... a superbly entertaining evening – even the cast seemed surprised by how many times they were called back by applause that refused to die down. Highly recommended.” – from Remotegoat
Following an initial phase when I purchased group tickets for those who prepaid, this option is now closed. Please purchase your ticket direct from the theatre.
I would be grateful if all attendees would contribute £1 each on arrival, to help defray the approximately £100 that it costs per year to maintain a group on Meetup.
I plan to arrange dinner or drinks after the play (drinks at 69 Colebrook Row or the King’s Head – or dinner at Pasha or Le Mercury), depending on preference – please let me know if you would like to stay on.