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STOP MESSIN ABOUT!

A musical cabaret based on the great, late Kenneth Williams

Enjoy a night of fun and laughter as the late, great Kenneth Williams takes to the stage retelling the wonderful stories of his life. Filled with Songs and Stories, this is a show not to be missed. Kenneth will be played by Simon Kingsley, who performed at the Above The Stag Theatre in 2013 in Orton and created this show summer 2021 with the support of the Above the Stag Theatre.

TOUR DATES 2022

Saturday 21st May

Headgate Theatre, Colchester

Sunday 22nd May

Hampton Hill Playhouse- details to come soon

THE CREATIVE TEAM

SIMON KINGSLEY- WRITER AND PERFORMER

Simon trained at Birmingham School of Drama. He appeared as Dan in the number one UK tour of Joseph (Bill Kenwright). His other credits include playing Kenneth Williams in Orton the Musical (Above the Stage Theatre) and Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick (Contexture Theatre), Shakespeare Cruise, Black Beauty, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Peel Talent Group). He regularly performs in pantomime as Fleshcreap and Abanaza, this Christmas he is in Loughborough.


RUBEN STONE- MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Ruben trained as an Actor/Musician at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He teaches piano to people of all ages and abilities, working to improve technique and repertoire. He also offers vocal coaching, rep building and acting through song coaching. He plays for successful choirs (most recently the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Christmas number 1), on stage as an actor/musician and below the stage in pit bands.

CAS HODGES- PRODUCER FOR TALES RETOLD

Off West End award-nominated production company who explore telling classic tales in innovative ways. Our recent productions include: Estella (UK ACE funded tour with Theatre6), Uncle Vanya (The Hope Theatre), Cold Callers (co-production with Funky Sputnik Productions), Antigone (Hope Theatre), Shakespeare at Hampton Court Flower Show, Coward (The Nightingale Rooms), Much Ado About Nothing (Rose and Crown), Safer (Tristan Bates Theatre), Snoo Wilson’s More Light (Rose, Bankside) and the UK Premiere of The Tragedy of Soliman and Perseda (Rose, Bankside).


Instagram: @stopmessinabout 

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Website: www.talesretold.co.uk

Running Time: 90 minutes

Reviews:

‘The genius of Kenneth Williams is faithfully recreated by Simon Kingsley in this affectionate tribute, full of familiar stories and anecdotes as a reminder that Kenneth remains a much loved national treasure.'

Adam Endacott Author, The Kenneth Williams Companion

Simon Kingsley’s homage to Kenneth Williams is a pure delight capturing aspects of the comedy actor’s life in fine detail. The facial expressions are all there, the flared nostrils, the guffaw – all examined in a complimentary and substantial fashion.’ 

Stephen Vowles, Boyz Magazine


‘This is a smashing show, bitchy and naughty at times.’

Louise Penn, Lou Reviews

If you would like to book the show please email Cas Hodges at cassietalesretold@gmail.com

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