in/out (a feeling)
‘You ever had this?
Not a headache,
Ollie is a man trapped in a world of recreational drug use and health issues, Blue is a woman trapped in our world. Together they share a feeling. They just haven’t figured out what that is.
In/Out (A Feeling) is an explosive exploration into London’s sex trade, told through the perspective of the consumer and supplier and supported by Unseen. A charity working towards a world without slavery and supporting those affected.
Andrew Maddock is a playwright. He created the Off-West End nominated ‘The Me Plays’ in 2014 and is a drama facilitator working with young people at risk.
Niall Phillips is the artistic director of Lonesome Schoolboy Productions and an associate director at the Drayton Arms Theatre.
4 Stars – ‘The rhythm of Maddock’s words tumble in a mellifluous fashion, chiming with humour and heart, joy and tears. This work signposts a wonderful new talent on the theatre stage.’ – Islington Gazette on The Me Plays
‘Lonesome Schoolboy show that their talents can make even difficult texts brim with life and curiosity.’ – Grumpy Gay Critic – Face to Face
Box Office opens at 7.00pm. The performance lasts 70 minutes without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.
LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.
Over 18s only.
REHEARSED READING ON WEDS 27 JANUARY
We are pleased to announce a rehearsed reading of the next exciting instalment of Andrew Maddock’s Off West End Award nominated THE ME PLAYS as a post show event on Weds 27 January straight after that night’s performance of IN/OUT (A FEELING)
The reading will begin at approximately 9.15pm and will last 40mins. Entry will be for IN/OUT (A FEELING) ticket holders ONLY so make sure to book a ticket for the night’s performance to guarantee entry.
THE ME PLAYS are a series of monologues featuring the character of ‘Me’ as they navigate their way through life and the trials and tribulations they overcome on the way. This is the first full length ME PLAY focusing on a Female Me and is titled Irn Pru.
‘Pru’s got issues. Her heating’s been shut off cause of a new super Waitrose past the wee little American Top Golf in Bearsden. Pru needs tae get a job. She also needs tae work on her timekeeping, and stop swearing…. And why is she wearing a Viking Helmet??? – Set in Glasgow, Scotland. Irn Pru is the story of a woman overcoming the odds and making life work. In one of the coldest places on earth.’
“You’ll f**k us, but you hate us, right? Especially if we’re ‘other’”
Shaz, 19, has 1,213 followers on Vimeo, ‘Shaggytales’. Sister Dunya, 17, drums, shouts but doesn’t leave the house. They’ve never met their older brother from overseas, who comes to keep an eye while mum’s away. He has only their best interests at heart.
So why do they fear for their lives?
How do you cope when everything you’ve known starts falling away?
Boyd grew up with his father by his side, a constant lovable force of energy that sheltered him and kept him on the right path. When his father is taken ill and things change, Boyd must face a new world, one that’s full of doubts and uncertainty, alone
“And they all lived Happily Ever After”… Bullsh*t! Follow a young man on his search to find true love and experience a cabaret of song, poetry and hilarity in an embarrassingly true story about love and all its unsaid difficulties.
This is a story of love.
In their bedroom a couple are at their most exposed and vulnerable. Sit, invisible. Watch them. Rediscover this legendary relationship through a more focussed – or more distorted – lens.
Holding each other together can be the same as tearing each other apart.
The bittersweet story of six women who gather under the dryers at Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets on four significant days across three years of their lives. When tragedy strikes, they face it with sass and strength. By turns hilarious and poignant, Steel Magnolias is a heart warming portrait of friendship and love.
Middle Aged Rent: A teenager is lost in Nineties London, long before Facebook & Grindr.
The Diva Drag: A mother and son battle it out with humour, fury and passion in this bitter sweet story of love and (possible) reconciliation.
Featuring Louise Jameson & Gregory Ashton
He’s in Cyprus following a bitter breakup, waiting for one perfect sunset. She’s Irn Pru, dashing through Glasgow, desperately desiring a job. A double bill of monologues about loss, love & life. No matter where we come from. From the Off-West End Award nominated writer of The Me Plays and IN/OUT (A Feeling).
Grab a bonnet, lace up your corset, and prepare to swoon, as this tongue-in-cheek musical whirlwind sweeps you headlong into a gorgeous parody of the best in bonkbusting romance replete with murder, elopement and heaving bosoms a-plenty as the dazzling array of characters’ passionate entanglements gradually draw together the two women who play them all.