There is little drama, and no dramatic stakes are raised, and for that reason it may struggle to be remembered in the lexicon of gay drama. However, that is also the strength of the play, its beautiful performances and its self reflection.
Following its acclaimed premiere at the Mercury Theatre in 2016, Stage Write will be taking the show to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer! “Side One, track two. That song is about me.” Two men meet in a club. It’s supposed to just be casual sex. But their paths keep crossing, keeping it casual for years, […]
There’s lots of gentle humour, gentle pathos, gentle social critique, and a gently uplifting ‘message’ to go away with at the end.
This incredible re-telling of La Boheme still speaks to audiences of all ages. I can safely say that I have never seen an audience react to a tour the way that they did with Rent.
Following five UK tours Miss Nightingale the original British musical by Matthew Bugg will return to London for an extended run of eight weeks at The Vaults nearly six years after the show was originally seen in the capital. (Special ticket offer below). Miss Nightingale is a completely new British musical which has garnered success […]
Following three sell-out, critically acclaimed runs both at The Edinburgh Fringe and in London, The King’s Head Theatre production of F*cking Men will transfer to The Vaults in Waterloo for a 5 week run in November. F*cking Men is by Joe DiPietro (The Toxic Avenger, Memphis) and is inspired by Schnitzler’s classic La Ronde. The […]
Party isn’t a play that involves long complex character studies. It’s a hoot, had me laughing throughout and wanting a return visit. It’s pure fun. It holds up a mirror on ourselves to a simpler time (we would never have admitted that at the time!) and reminds us that friends are everything.
On the plus side, the cast are very good, and the damaging side of their partying is played very well. I liked the confrontational nature of the script, and it does not glamorise the scene. It’s bleakness makes me worry for young gay men.