BUD, a bravura one-man comedy by acclaimed Cornish writer Nick Darke gets King's Head Theatre season

The Tell Theatre Company

by Nick Darke

Director Penny Cliff
Designer Jessica Maliphant
Music John Browne
Producer Sejul Malde

Cast: Neil Sheffield 

Love, land, collateral... and tumble dryers. 

Bud loves Myrna – or does he? When Bud, aged 50, racks his troubled brains over the “l’il acid drops scorchin’ holes in the startched napkin of our marriage”, a torrent of surreal anecdotes, touching memories and ever-increasing anxiety builds to a shocking climax. 

Bud, a bravura one-man comedy by acclaimed Cornish writer Nick Darke, will perform on Sundays and Mondays for a 4-week season between June 17 and July 8 at the King’s Head Theatre, Upper Street, London N1.

Press night is Monday June 18 at 7.15pm.

Bud charts Bud’s turbulent marital journey - from “cold-blooded proposition to passionate love affair” and beyond -  with wit, wildness and hilarity. 

Produced by The Tell Theatre Company.

“The Tell Theatre’s treatment of Bud -  a moving and unmissable theatrical experience”
Catherine Gerbrand,

Neil Sheffield “a laudable one-man performance” - British Theatre Guide

“Bud is an excellent rediscovery, a play of very high quality from a writer whose time has surely come again.” - the Londonist

Listings information


King’s Head Theatre
115 Upper Street 
N1 1QN

Sunday June 17 at 7.15pm
Monday June 18 at 7.15pm
Sunday June 24 at 7.15pm
Monday June 25 at 7.15pm
Sunday July 1 at 7.15pm
Monday July 2 at 7.15pm
Sunday July 8 at 3.00pm
Sunday July 8 at 7.15pm

Press Night: Monday June 18 at 7.15pm

Tickets: from £10.00

Box office: 020 7478 0160