Downstairs at The Kings Head: Crouch End, London, 1992 – 1997
Play: The School For Scandal: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2009
I have visited Downstiars at The Kings Head comedy club in Crouch End, North London many times over the years, most notably in the nineties when I went regularly and had just moved to London. The club was founded in 1981 by Peter Grahame and actor Huw Thomas and Thomas was the regular compere for years and is still involved with the band Plum Busby, who occasionally still perform at The Kings Head. He was a lively, funny and warm host to many a famous comedian that I saw there most notably Harry Hill making an early appearance in 1993 and Jeff Green making me cry with laughter in 1995.
I also saw Thomas perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the famous and outrageous 18th century farce A School For Scandal by Richard Brindsley Sheridan as part of an ensemble that featured amongst others Lionel Blair, Stephen K Amos, Marcus Brigstocke and Phil Nichol.