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The Upstairs Room - King's Head Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE UPSTAIRS Room, an apocalyptic love story by D.K. O’Hara, will receive its London premiere at the King’s Head Theatre, where it runs for a four-week season from Tuesday, November 13 to Saturday, December 8, 2012.

London is sinking, there’s constant rain and everyone is trying to escape. Gordon, an American writer, finds himself holed up in the attic room of a half-way house, awaiting forged papers and safe passage back to the States.

He becomes trapped with Stella, a mysterious and seductive woman and a teenage girl called Iris who between them, take Gordon on an emotional journey through his past and into the present, forcing him to face the painful truth as to why he is there.

James Savin directs a cast that includes Anthony Cozens, Liza Callinicos, Lucy Wray and Bret Jones.

Presented by Giddy Notion Productions, The Upstairs Room has set design by Holly Seager, lighting by Dan Saggers, sound by Max Pappenheim and costume design by Ann Tutt.

The Upstairs Room Photo Gallery

Tickets: £15 to £25; previews: all seats £10. To book, call the box office on 020 7478 0160 or visit

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.15pm, Sunday at 3pm.

Also at the King’s Head Theatre: The Pirates of Penzance, Tosca and Cross Purpose.