KEN

The Bunker in association with Hampstead Theatre presents

KEN

by Terry Johnson

directed by Lisa Spirling
starring Terry Johnson and Jeremy Stockwell

★★★★

"This is a paean to a spirit of adventure" - The Times

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"A genuine, knicker-elastic-pinging glee" - The Stage

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"It's a bruising, self-revealing trawl through memories of working with a genius" - What's On Stage

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"Stockwell bounces around among the audience like a leprechaun on acid" - The Reviews Hub

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"the multi-talented Jeremy Stockwell recreates the old bounder before our very eyes" - Broadway World

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"Leaves you both enchanted and intrigued" - Theatre Weekly

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"Moving and raucously funny" - Theatre Box

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"KEN is a one of a kind homage to a truly unique man." - Theatre Bubble

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"The audience is definitely in for a night of kicks and laughs." - The Up Coming

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"KEN is an absolute delight." - Reviews Gate

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"superb escapism from the dull real world." - Frost Magazine
 
1978, London. A 23 year old aspiring playwright in a rundown flat-share off the North End Road is wrestling with his masterpiece for the Royal Court. The house phone rings, the young man answers… a call for the person who used to occupy his room, recently moved to Amsterdam.  But even once this information is imparted, the man at the other end doesn’t hang up.  He’s called Ken.  And he’s about to change the young man’s life forever.
 
 

Olivier and Tony Award-winning writer Terry Johnson pays tribute to the truly original and unclassifiable Ken Campbell - maverick writer and theatre director, legendary practical joker and ‘one of the strangest people in Britain’ (The Guardian). With Terry Johnson and Jeremy Stockwell, Ken is the retelling of an extraordinary friendship from beginning to end, replete with wickedly funny anecdotes, magnificent hoaxes, and general chaotic lunacy – all infused with the spirit of the great man…   

Following a raucous run at Hampstead Theatre in 2016, Ken returns for five weeks to kick off The Bunker's new spring season.