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… it is a call for the person who used to occupy his room who has 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.
Marking the ten year anniversary of the death of the truly original and unclassifiable Ken Campbell, Terry Johnson’s Ken will be opening The Bunker’s bold spring season this year. This production follows a highly successful run at Hampstead Downstairs and pays tribute to the maverick writer and theatre director.