The writer’s debut play will be performed at the King’s Head Theatre from the 27th August.

Completing the venue’s Queer Season, World’s End is the debut play from writer James Corley and is set to be directed by Harry Mackrill who was Associate Director at Kiln Theatre (2018-19) and currently Associate on David Hare’s adaptation of Peer Gynt at the National Theatre.

Set in London 1998, energetic single mum Viv and her shy, troubled son Ben are the new neighbours to single father and painter-cum-security guard Ylli and his confident, yet enigmatic son Besnik.

A subtle rumination on single parenthood, conflict, sexuality, videogames and the ways that trauma and oppression shape us, this piece is a deceptively gentle and achingly tender portrait of lives lived in the heart of a metropolis, yet squarely on the world’s edges. It is also an LGBT love story, told with immense pathos against a background of humanitarian tragedy… and The Legend of Zelda.

This world premiere production of the play is set to star Patricia Potter (Diane Lloyd in Holby City) Tom Milligan (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as Ben, Nikolaos Brahimllari (tarred in the BBC radio play called ‘On Kosovo Fields’)  as Ylli and Mirlind Bega as Besnik.

Meanwhile, the production’s creative team includes designs by Rachel Stone, lighting design by Jai Morjaria, sound design by Harry Linden Johnson and movement direction by Chi-San Howard.  

World’s End will play at the King’s Head Theatre from the 27th August until the 21st September.