Naiad Productions & Freedom Tongues in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of

King Hamlin

By Gloria Williams

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Directed by Lara Genovese

"Heavy is the head that wears the crown"

Against the backdrop of urban London, King Hamlin follows young friends Hamlin, Quinn and Nic – “excellent performances” (The Guardian) from Harris Cain, Inaam Barwani, Andrew Evans – as they experience the tensions of a friendship punctured by pride, revenge and turf wars.

Hamlin’s goal is to finish school, get a good job, and build a better life for himself and his mum, Mama H, played by Kiza Deen (“exquisite” Broadway World). But when live-wire Quinn and troubled Nic offer Hamlin easy money in return for some county line drug trafficking, his dreams, his mother's hopes and the friendship of the three are put to the test.

Will Hamlin stand his ground or end up on the wrong side of the tracks? 


King Hamlin is the new play from the team that made Bullet Hole, by Gloria Williams, in 2018. Winner of best full-length stage play at Scriptwriters & Co International Festival.




With the support of:

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Alt Africa (Bespoke going out guide celebrating diversity)

A Fairer Chance (Reducing reoffending through employment)

A.S.I.P. (Adolescent Support Intervention Project)

Damian Sasse - The Bearded Butler (Sustainable Design and Build)

Regis Road Recycling Centre



Photography: Lara Genovese