All Saints – at the King’s Head

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“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.

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  • Violet

    Richard summarised very well. I enjoyed the evening very much and look forward to the next.................
    Thanks to Jane for organising.

    August 7, 2013

  • Betsabeth

    Great play, amazing actors

    August 6, 2013

  • Richard C.

    A fascinating unpredictable and a slightly uneasy play. I thought of it as a firework that spluttered and sometimes sent out clear sparks, sometimes seemed to go phut. Wonderful perfomances from every actor and miles away from formula theatre. Sanctimonious at moments for an athiest like me but overwhelmingly human. And very funny.

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • sal

    Is it too late to join? It looks like there are seats available on row B.

    August 5, 2013

    • Jane

      Definitely not too late to join Sal. You'll need to buy your own ticket from the theatre (either online or in person). The prebooked group seats are B6-10, but other people from the group will be sitting in other seats they've chosen themselves (I don't know where).

      August 5, 2013

  • sal

    Hey Jane, I'd love to attend if my Monday doesnt drag into the evening. Have you decided between dinner and drinks? Sal

    August 4, 2013

    • Jane

      Hi Sal, I hope you make it. At this stage it will just be drinks, at the King's Head. I'll shortly send an email to all with more details.

      August 4, 2013

  • Maria

    Thank you Jane.

    July 25, 2013

  • Jane

    I've now bought tickets for the four of us who prepaid through Meetup: Maria, Betsabeth, Natasha and Michelle (along with myself). Our seats are in the centre of the second row (B6-10).

    July 25, 2013

  • Jane

    Hi Maria, glad you can join us. I've received your payment and bought a ticket for you in the group batch.

    July 25, 2013

  • Maria

    Hi Jane,
    I am new to the group and realise I am cutting it a bit fine but I would like to attend and sit with the rest of the group. Is this still possible and if so, how do I go about paying you?

    Maria

    July 25, 2013

  • Una

    Hi Jane,
    I will be in Edinburgh on Monday, so won't make this alas!
    Enjoy.
    Unax

    July 24, 2013

  • Michelle

    Hi Jane, have paid now. looking forward to the play.

    July 24, 2013

  • Jane

    All in all I prefer the Monday if people are happy with that. Since no one so far has indicated they have a preference, I'll go with Monday - unless people raise any objections during the course of today. I'm happy to buy tickets for anyone who wants to sit together in a group(s). All seats are the same price, £16 - unless you're eligible for a concession price of £12 (please see http://www.kingsheadtheatre.com/faq.html for details). If you're eligible and want me to buy a group ticket for you, please let me know by private message and I'll organise it.
    I'll make the ticket payment option open from this evening (immediately after scheduling the date) for 36 hours (I'll buy the tickets at 10 am on Thursday).

    July 23, 2013

    • Jane

      I've now finalised it for Monday 5 August, and opened up the payment option for anyone who wants a seat with other group members. The payment option will be available till 9.30 a.m. on Thursday.

      July 23, 2013

  • Michelle

    Happy to go on the Sunday or Monday, do you want us to buy our own tickets?

    July 23, 2013

  • terence f.

    Nice idea but busy both days

    July 23, 2013

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