Naiad Productions & Freedom Tongues in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of King Hamlin by Gloria Williams. Directed by Lara Genovese.
King Hamlin is the brand-new play from the team that presented Bullet Hole, by Gloria Williams, in 2018. Winner of best full-length stage play at Scriptwriters & Co International Festival.
When pride, revenge and turf wars are the daily norm, how do you walk away from a path that’s been marked out for you?
Hamlin, Quinn and Nic are young friends trying to get ahead in inner-city London.
After his dad dies, Hamlin’s goal is to finish school, get a good job, and build a better life for himself and his mum, Mama H. When live-wire Quinn and troubled Nic offer Hamlin easy money in return for some county line drug trafficking, his dreams, his mother’s hopes and the friendship of the three are put to the test. Will Hamlin stand his ground or end up on the wrong side of the tracks?
In a maze of inequality, unemployment and gang culture, it’s a struggle to know where to make a right turn and how to undo a wrong one.
Praise for Bullet Hole at Park Theatre:
“An incredibly important story to be told, and Williams tells it well, informing and educating the audience through wonderful performances by the whole cast” ★★★★ Afridiziak
“Lara Genovese, presents a fast-paced and absorbing production” ★★★★ Ham & High
“Williams’s smart, forceful and moving writing, combined with excellent performances” ★★★★ The Upcoming
“A powerful production… will leave you with much more to consider and question” ★★★★ London Theatre1
INAAM BARWANI | QUINN
HARRIS CAIN | HAMLIN
KIZA DEEN | MAMA H.
ANDREW EVANS | NIC
WRITER/PRODUCER | GLORIA WILLIAMS
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/DESIGNER | LARA GENOVESE
LIGHT DESIGNER | BEN JACOBS
SOUND DESIGNER | EDWARD LEWIS
COSTUME DESIGNER AND CREATIVE ASSISTANT | ELODIE CHIPER
STAGE MANAGER | MELISSA BERRY
GRAPHIC DESIGNER | SHANN LARSSON
With the support of:
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England www.artscouncil.org.uk
Alt Africa (Bespoke going out guide celebrating diversity) www.alt-africa.com
A Fairer Chance (Reducing reoffending through employment)
A.S.I.P. (Adolescent Support Intervention Project)
Damian Sasse – The Bearded Butler (Sustainable Design and Build) www.thebeardedbutler.co.uk
Regis Road Recycling Centre
By Gloria Williams
Previews: Wed 19 & Thu 20 Oct
Plays: Wed 19 Oct – Sat 12 Nov
Press Night: Mon 24 Oct