Ken

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Opens 24 Jan 2018

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

1978, London. A 23 year old aspiring playwright in a rundown flat-share off the North End Road is wrestling with his masterpiece for the Royal Court. The house phone rings, the young man answers... a call for the person who used to occupy his room, recently moved to Amsterdam. But even once this information is imparted, the man at the other end doesn't hang up. He's called Ken. And he's about to change the young man's life forever. Olivier and Tony Award-winning writer Terry Johnson pays tribute to the truly original and unclassifiable Ken Campbell - maverick writer and theatre director, legendary practical joker and ?one of the strangest people in Britain' (The Guardian). Ken is the retelling of an extraordinary friendship from beginning to end, replete with wickedly funny anecdotes, magnificent hoaxes, and general chaotic lunacy - all infused with the spirit of the great man...