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Stripped - King's Head Theatre

King's Head Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

BITTER Pill Theatre is presenting Stripped at the King’s Head Theatre. Written by Hew Rous-Eyre and directed by Max Elton, it runs from September 1 to September 16, 2019.

Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.

Ollie is a self-proclaimed Beta Male. He’s into ultimate frisbee, vegan barbecues and playing the Hamilton soundtrack on repeat. When he volunteers to model nude for an artist, he’s hell bent on showing her just how woke he is. Lola just wants to draw him.

When he won’t let her get on with it, Lola decides to teach him a lesson. Soon, Ollie starts asking if he can have his clothes back.

Stripped is described as a tense comic drama that asks whether those “nice guys” are really all that they seem.

Stripped is performed by Antonia Kinlay (The Revlon Girl, Park Theatre, The Suicide, National Theatre, Bad Jews, Theatre Royal Haymarket/Tour) as Lola and Charles Reston (Again, Trafalgar Studios, Escape The Scaffold, Theatre 503/The Other Room, Consenting Adults and Doctors, TV) as Ollie.

Bitter Pill make theatre that aims to tell personal stories against the backdrop of nation-changing and global events. For more information about the company, visit www.bitterpilltheatre.com/.

Stripped is designed by Felipe Miranda, with lighting by Ben Jacobs and sound by Piers Sherwood-Roberts.

Tickets: £18, £15 concessions. To book, call the box office on 0207 226 8561 or visit www.kingsheadtheatre.com/.

Performance Length: Approximately 1 hour.

Also at the King’s Head Theatre: World’s End, part of the Queer Season (August 27 to September 21) and a new take on Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love (September 25 to October 26, 2019).