About The Play

Winter, 1963. On a remote stretch of the East German border, a lonely guard intends to defect to the West. After being interrupted mid-escape by a more junior officer, he must adapt his plans and cover his trail, else risk losing everything.


King’s Head Theatre
London, N1 1QN


May 27th – June 3rd
Weekday & weekend matinees

Without décor at the King's Head

The King’s Head is London's most ambitious pub theatre.

Founded in 1970, The King’s Head remains committed to producing unapologetic work, ensuring fair employment for all, and nurturing emerging artists. The future of British theatre is here.

Without décor is a development programme for plays with outstanding potential. Performances are staged with minimal set design and costume, allowing audiences to focus on the quality of the script alone.

The Inner German Border

The inner German border was the division between East and West Germany from 1949 to 1990, stretching 1,393 kilometres from the Baltic Sea to Czechoslovakia.

It was one of the most heavily fortified frontiers in history, defined by a continuous line of high metal fences, barbed wire, alarms, anti-vehicle ditches, watchtowers, automatic booby traps and minefields.

Up to 1,100 people are thought to have died while attempting to cross the border.


King's Head Theatre
115 Upper St, London N1 1QN

By Underground:
Angel (Northern Line, Bank branch)
Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line and London Overground)

By Bus:
Served by bus lines 4, 19, 30, and 43. Alight at St Mary’s Church.

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