King For A Term

Sky Arts. July 2015



Idris Elba returns to Sky Arts to tell the story of his tumultuous childhood in King For A Term.

Elba himself has written and directed this intimate one-off piece, taken directly from his school days in Hackney and tells the story of an asthmatic boy who is suddenly and unexpectedly moved to a school with kids that have learning difficulties.

Funny, playful, personal and yet wholly accessible to anyone who has ever felt like a bit of an outsider, King For A Term stars a new cast of up-and-coming acting talent and forms part of a major new strand of original plays coming up on Sky Arts this year.