Arcola Theatre

Kenny Morgan

Mike Poulton, after 'The Deep Blue Sea' by Terence Rattigan

Directed by: Lucy Bailey


“A major contender for best new play of the year … flawless … unmissable”


London, 1949. Terence Rattigan is one of the best-known playwrights in town, but his relationship with the actor Kenneth Morgan is a closely-guarded secret. When Kenny falls into the arms of a younger man, emotions reach fever pitch. Behind the closed doors of a flat in Camden Town, the unspeakable will have to be spoken.

After a sold-out run, Kenny Morgan – the critically-acclaimed new drama by Tony-nominated playwright Mike Poulton (Wolf Hall, Bring Up The Bodies, Fortune’s Fool on Broadway) – returns for 4 weeks only.

This gripping tale of destructive passions exposes the limits to which people will go for love, and the extraordinary real-life events behind Rattigan’s most famous play, The Deep Blue Sea.

Lucy Bailey (Fortune’s Fool, Old Vic; Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s Globe) returns to direct two-time Olivier nominee Paul Keating and the complete original cast.

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

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