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Tom Wright’s tender, funny and uplifting love story is back by popular demand to open the King’s Head Theatre’s Spring 2020 season following a critically acclaimed, and highly successful run at the venue in early 2019.  

Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE will be reprising his role as director with Lewis Brown (Tuck – Wales Millennium Centre; Sense and Sensibility – US National Tour) and Freddie Hogan (2 Pints of Lager and a packet of crisps – BBC; Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – BBC), both returning in their celebrated roles as Bradley and Lex respectively.

Undetectable will run at King’s Head Theatre from 12th February until 7th March 2020 and tells the story of hunky dream boy Lex and bright spark Bradley are falling for each other. Big time. After three months, Lex has decided that tonight’s the night but Bradley’s not so sure he wants to go all the way…

(c) Nick Rutter. From left to right_ Freddie Hogan, Lewis Brown

Undetectable is a love story for the post-chemsex generation. With wisdom, wit and honesty, Tom Wright’s play explores the intricate emotions, moral dilemmas and personal demons we all take to bed with us.

This tour de force pairing of Tom Wright and director Rikki Beadle-Blair will return to the venue where this heartful and humorous story first found its home.

Speaking ahead of the show’s return, director Rikki Beadle-Blair said, “Tom’s writing is such a joy to direct; not only is it startlingly insightful and gloriously entertaining, but it speaks to this very moment in time. It was a privilege to premiere the play at Kings Head in March 2019, and to now be returning to such a supportive venue; one of the leading forces putting LGBTQ+ conversations on stage is an honour. I cannot wait to share his wonderful play with audiences once again at the King’s Head Theatre.”

Praise for Undetectable’s 2019 run

Undetectable is performed with such a sense of purpose that this story can only be described as one of the most provocative, evocative and inspired pieces of theatre I’ve seen this season. A true ‘not to be missed’ piece of drama that is so relevant to today. Boyz 

“Smart and topical”  Gay Times

“Packs a punch… Undetectable is one of those shows that is virtually impossible to criticise and a pleasure to review.” LondonTheatre

“Undetectable opens up a very important conversation, challenges stereotypes and states that what is common perception is not always the case, whilst being told in a very fun, witty and raunchy manner” Pocket Sized Theatre


“A very watchable piece of theatre that is intimate in exploring its far-reaching topics” Spy in The Stalls

“Gracefully handles the interplay between personal experience and societal shockwaves, giving potentially uncomfortable topics the time and conversation that they deserve” A Younger Theatre


“An admirable and exciting opening into conversations around vulnerability, denial and acceptance of what it is to be human.”The Upcoming

Where, when, how, how much

Kings Head Theatre: 115 Upper Street, N1 1QN
12th February – 7th March 2020: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 8.45pm / Sundays (& Sat 7 March), 4.45pm (note: no performance on Mondays)
Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes (including interval)
Tickets: premium £25 / standard £19.50 / concession £18
Previews 12 (£10) & 13 Feb (£14)

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