Teddy Ferrara

Donmar Warehouse

Teddy Ferrara

01 Oct 2015 - 05 Dec 2015

£10.00 - £38.00

Pro reviewers rating
13 reviews

2.7 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

It's Gabe's senior year and he's going to make the most of it. He’s the chair of the LGBT Students Group, and he has one eye on a future in politics and one eye on Drew, the editor of the university newspaper.

But as Gabe and his friends throw themselves into campus life, unexpected events reveal a darker, lonelier world inhabited by a freshman called Teddy Ferrara.

UK premiere of Shinn’s insightful and revealing play which, inspired by real events, explores society’s uncomfortable embrace of the outsider.


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“A campus drama at a large state university where a "queer students group" is addressing the subject of gay suicides. ”

Michael Coveney (What's on Stage, The Stage, Independent)

“Whenever he is on stage, the play compels, so completely does Ryan McParland inhabit the part.. Brave, gripping, provocative. ”

Kate Kellaway (Observer)

“A challenging, highly charged play about sexual politics is given a razor-sharp production, but bites off more than it can chew.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“An earnest evening... The cast skilfully balance touching pained youthfulness and infuriating daftness. ”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Sprawling snapshot of gay life... Over-ambitious, thesis-like... Compelling, but a little too awkward to quite work. ”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Fierce, polemical play... Too palpably issue-driven... Directed with great flair... Highly assured performances. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“A challenging, highly charged play about sexual politics is given a razor-sharp production, but bites off more than it can chew.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“Bravely squirm-making McParland... Marsh delivers a hilarious performance... Astonishingly well-acted... Over-controlled. ”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Cooke’s production is sensitive to the absurdities of campus romance and captures the atmosphere of university politics. ”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Rambling, weakly dramatised yarn about life on an America campus... A mediocre play dressed up in the important issue of suicide”

Patrick Marmion (Time Out, Daily Mail)

“Earnest talk-talk, relationship tiffs and convoluted campus politics unredeemed by sufficient satire... OMG! - a dud. ”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Cooke’s assured production is finely acted, especially by Marsh... but Shinn’s writing is both prosaic and clichéd. ”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“Quite a lot of meetings....A lecture dressed up as a play, full of silly stereotypes. ”

Ann Treneman (Times)

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