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LGBT-themed play I Went to a Fabulous Party hits the King’s Head Theatre in Islington this July, as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival the following month.
The play, the writing debut of And Davies, is directed by Dan Phillips. An intergenerational look at the lives of gay men in the UK, it explores the common themes of sex hook-up apps, superficiality and appearance, and, of course, self-acceptance!
When two newcomers arrive at a friendly party hosted by married couple Matt and Lee, the sexual tension begins to heat up with some comic consequences.
Playwright And Davies started his career moonlighting as a stage manager at a number of fringe productions in London and Edinburgh, while working in the media during the day.
The director is Dan Phillips, who previously worked on the Welsh premieres of John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. Phillips also recently directed a season of LGBT plays at the South Hill Park Theatre.
King’s Head Artistic Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher says of the production, ‘One of the main reasons why the King’s Head exists is to present new work, and And Davies is a playwright of promise. We’re very proud to be supporting him in these London previews and in Edinburgh – this is our first year at the Fringe Festival, and we’re looking forward to facilitating conversation between brave new companies and the London theatre scene.’
13 June to 5 July, King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN
6 – 30 August, C too, St Columbas by the Castle, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW, 10.40pm (No Wednesday performances) / 14 to 29 August, Friday/Saturday midnight performances, C too
Running time: 65 mins
Price: £19.50 – £25 (King’s Head) / £9.50 – £13.50 (C too)
Minimum age: 16+
Find out more at kingsheadtheatre.com.