Arcola Theatre

Kenny Morgan

Mike Poulton

Directed by: Lucy Bailey

Nominated for Best Actor (Paul Keating) and Best Director (Lucy Bailey) in the Off West End awards

“Say what you like but there’s been a crime committed. More than one I should say–”

February, 1949. The tenants of a boarding house in Camden Town, alerted by the smell of gas from Number Three, discover a young man lying unconscious – and the signs of a suicide attempt. Hastening towards his address book, they phone the first name on the list. It is none other than Mr Terence Rattigan.

Kenny Morgan is the unflinching new play from Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune’s Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring Up The Bodies).

A gripping tale of secrets and lies, destructive passions and unrequited love, it shines a light on the turbulent relationship between the actor Kenneth Morgan and Terence Rattigan, one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated playwrights.

Drawing on the real-life events behind one of Rattigan’s greatest plays, this heart-wrenching drama premieres at Arcola in a powerful new production by Lucy Bailey (Fortune’s Fool, Old Vic; Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s Globe). Two-time Olivier nominee Paul Keating takes on the title role, opposite Simon Dutton as Terence Rattigan.

Discover the story behind Kenny Morgan, in an exclusive blog post by Mike Poulton