Michael Hanratty and Timothy Harker have been announced as the principal cast in the upcoming stage debut of Consumables, a provocative new play at the Kings Head Theatre as part of their 2017 Queer Season.
Rising star Michael Hanratty’s credits include Young Lucius in the sell out Arcola Theatre / Edinburgh Fringe show Titus Andronicus and Silvius in As You Like It (Rose Playhouse.) He has also starred in a variety of short and feature length films including Gregor Fitio’s upcoming film Different.
Timothy Harker’s recent stage appearances include Incident at Vichy (Kings Head Theatre/ Finborough Theatre), Jack Silver’s revival of Tennessee Williams Confessional (Southwark Playhouse), Ball Bag (The Lost Theatre) and Montgomery and Push Up Daisies (The Hope Theatre.) He also has a variety of on screen credits including BBC drama Peaky Blinders.
Unapologetic, darkly comic and poignant, Consumables is a provocative play about the extreme lengths two lonely people go to to find a connection.
Blaize, a young down-and-out porn star, responds to an internet ad from his number one fan. Leonard, a virgin in a gimp mask, spends his day preparing to finally meet the pin-up star of his adult video collection. In the small North-London council flat that has been covered in plastic, Leonard offers to serve Blaize up a very special kind of meal.
Written by Matthew Kyne Baskott, Consumables is Matt’s debut full length play. A graduate of the National Film and Television School, his credits include the viral short film We Once Were Tide which played at festivals around the world and has garnered over 5 million views on YouTube.
Consumables is the latest project in a long term collaborative relationship between Matthew, producer Jason Bradbury and production company Hello Mozart. Their work had previously focussed on film and television and Consumables marks the realisation of a long term plan to move into theatre.
The play is directed by Louis Paxton, a well established TV and Film writer and director. His previous credits include BAFTA Rocliffe selected Sci-Fi comedy/drama The Spare Room and a number of projects ranging from viral mockumentaries to big budget musical comedies, collectively picking up over 30 festival awards worldwide.
Consumables is on for two nights only at Kings Head Theatre, Islington. August 6 -7 at 7pm.