And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens and Something Unspoken
by Tennessee Williams
Southern Belles unites two groundbreaking one-act plays by one of the twentieth century’s most influential dramatists, Tennessee Williams.
Presented together for the very first time, these startling tales of love, loneliness and longing will headline King’s Head Theatre’s 2019 Queer Season.
Never staged in the playwright’s lifetime due to its openly gay characters and themes, And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens charts the heartbreaking encounter between an extraordinary transvestite and a troubled young sailor in 1950’s New Orleans. It was first performed by the Shakespeare Theatre Company on April 22, 2004, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
In Something Unspoken, tensions between a wealthy spinster and her loyal secretary boil over in a confrontation that exposes their complex, unacknowledged yearning for each other.
Poignant, unexpected and shimmeringly beautiful, Southern Belles casts a light on the lives of those forced to hide their true feelings from society by exploring the boundaries of love, passion and heartbreak.
From the director of the critically-acclaimed, West End smash-hit, SiX. Recently nominated for five Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical.
“When Candy, a New Orleans queen, brings home a sailor neither knows that this one night will bind them together. Both are soon lost believing in fantasy versions of each other”.
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