NEWS: Mike Poulton’s Play Kenny Morgan to Return to Arcola Theatre

Following a successful run earlier this year, Lucy Bailey’s production of Mike Poulton’s play will return to the Arcola Theatre for a four week limited run next month it has been announced. 

Paul Keating in KENNY MORGAN Photo Idil Sukan

This latest drama from Mike Poulton looks at the real-life events that inspired Terrance Rattigan to write The Deep Blue Sea.

Set in London in 1949, Terrance Rattigan is one of the best known playwrights in town, but his relationship with the actor Kenny Morgan is a closely guarded secret. But when Kenny falls into the arms of a younger man, emotions bubble to the surface. Set in a flat in Camden Town, things that are unspoken are spoken – leading to tragic consequences. It is a tale of destructive relationships and exposes the limits of love.

The revival, taking place at the Arcola Theatre from the 20th September until the 15th October, will feature the original cast. Paul Keating plays the title role of Kenny, Simon Dutton will play the playwright Terrance Rattigan, Matthew Bulgo as Dafydd Lloyd, George Irving (Mr Ritter), Lowenna Melrose (Norma Hastings), Pierro Niel-Mee (Alec Lennox) and Marlene Sidaway (Mrs Simpson).

Directed by Lucy Bailey (Fortune’s Fool, Old Vic; Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s Globe), the creative team also includes: designs by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting by Jack Knowles, and sound by Neil McKeown.

Kenny Morgan will appear at the Arcola theatre from the 20th September until the 15th October. For more information and to book tickets visit:

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