two short plays about gays

writer: LESLEY ROSS / director: NIGEL FAIRS
6 - 24 Sept 2016
7.45pm
£15/£12
Tues to Sat. No shows Sun/Mon.

Middle Aged Rent is the portrait of a teenager lost in the maze that was Eighties London, long before mobile phones, social media & Grindr. How he comes out, both literally and figuratively, is the focus of this brand new piece, specifically written to premiere at The Hope.

The Diva Drag is a bitter sweet story of love and (possible) reconciliation.  Do you go to your homophobic mother’s funeral, or go onstage as her instead? Louise Jameson (Doctor Who, Eastenders, Tenko, Doc Martin) & Gregory Ashton (Being Human, Arthur’s Dyke) battle out this mother son relationship with humour, fury and disaster movie passion.

 

hamlet: rotten states

14 Jan - 1 Feb

6FootStories follow up their acclaimed interpretation of Macbeth with a furious retelling of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy performed by only three actors. The travelling players take charge of Hamlet’s tale, turning tragedy into wicked farce as they take on his story of corruption, lust and murder most foul.

i woke up feeling electric

4 - 22 Feb

When the users away, the AI will play …
You already know your phone is listening to you. But have you thought about listening back? Plug into the electronic brains of Bertie and Vita in this charming look at the secret lives of AI assistants.

tell it slant

25 Feb - 14 March

Tell all the truth, but tell it slant.

Dara’s the veteran press officer, Vick the rookie.
On Vick’s first day, they must manage their history and a tricky story about cats.
But in a sudden crisis, how do they make the truth heard over flashy lies?
A gender-switching, romantic black-comedy.

the fall

17 Mar - 4 Apr

THE FALL is a darkly comic retelling of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, where the fear of Saw meets a twisted Romeo and Juliet. Two people. Locked in a basement, they face a simple choice – make a life together or attempt escape. What will they choose?

king

22, 23, 29 & 30 Mar

Meet King: a down-on-his-luck migrant dishpig locked out in the back alley for the night (again) with only the bins to keep him company. A satirical monologue about life, crushed dreams and bad luck, written and performed by award winning Greek playwright, comedian and actor Dennis Matsikas.

graceful

7 - 25 April

When 17-year-old Grace’s alcoholic father checks himself into rehab, she is sent to live with his distant cousin, 38-year-old Rhonda, who ten years ago, had an abortion.

A young woman who’s never had a mother and grown woman who’s never had a daughter find themselves in roles they never expected.

have you heard about guy?

19 & 20 Apr

This is the story of two struggling actresses, Frank and George. As they suffer through humiliating commercial auditions, sleazy industry professionals, empty bank accounts, family pressures and jealousy, their drama school peer, Guy, is enjoying a meteoric rise to success.

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