Outlaws to In-laws (7 new short plays)

Kings Head Theatre

Outlaws to In-laws (7 new short plays)

29 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017

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Seven short plays by leading gay writers that represent each of the decades from the 1950s to the present day. A fictional exploration of gay men in the throes of love - young love, risky love, secret love... and good old-fashioned romance.

Happy and Glorious by Philip Meeks
On the day of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation, South London lad Dennis follows a young man away from the celebrating crowds to an apartment overlooking Westminster Abbey. He soon discovers a world far away from his own and within a matter of hours he falls in and out of love. As the new monarch is crowned Dennis’ life will never be the same again.

Mister Tuesday by Jonathan Harvey
In the 60s, in their own little love nest, Peter loves Jimmy and Jimmy loves Peter, but only every Tuesday. Peter wants more from Jimmy but Jimmy has a sensitive job, a wife, and baby on the way. Frustrated, Peter makes Jimmy a bleak offer to make sure he won’t flee the nest.

Reward by Jonathan Kemp
It’s the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. Donald, a sweet 16 American, meets Spike, a skinhead, at a bus stop in a dodgy part of town. The attraction is instant. Except Spike belongs to the National Front and Donald is black. Will their love take them to a place of reward or punishment?

1984 by Patrick Wilde
The Conservative Party Conference is about to start when Tommy and Allan find themselves under Brighton Pier, but the time for hiding in the shadows should be over. Allan, Margaret Thatcher’s aide, is preparing to help legislate against gay people. Suddenly the political and the personal become a matter of life and death.

Princess Die by Matt Harris
Shane has had yet another disastrous night out with his boyfriend, and worse his fledgling drag career is struggling to get off the ground. All seems lost until he finds a gorgeous, naked stranger in the flat. Can Tyler help Shane find the personal reserves to carry on before things get any worse?

Brothas by Topher Campbell
In the noughties, Dwayne, a muscular, attractive Jamaican immigrant and his overweight, plain university friend, Remi are chilling, and chatting... and chatting to guys online. After Dwayne finds a hot date for the night he discovers Remi is using a fake profile...

The Last Gay Play by Joshua Val Martin
Anyone can get cold feet before getting married but hiding in the chapel belfry isn’t the answer! Will the Father get the groom to the altar or does he care more about the church roof than he does about his son’s happiness?

 

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“Timely and totally absorbing remount of Eric Bogosian’s searing character study.”

Dave Fargnoli (The Stage)

“Suffers from two major problems: a lack of imagination in the way the stories are told, and... so little space to tell them.”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“Reward: Strong performances... a nicely observed, affecting character study in an economically bleak landscape.”

Tom Wicker (Time Out, The Stage, Telegraph)

“Mister Tuesday: a real fusion of historical insight, wit, and humane perceptivenes... Engrossing and powerfully acted.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“The writing and acting is distinctly variable... By far the most compelling miniature is Jonathan Harvey’s Mister Tuesday. ”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

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