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Mediocre White Male
Drama + Comedy + New Writing + Storytelling

Mediocre White Male

They say that as you get older, time sort of… speeds up. Well, it doesn’t feel like that for me…not here…

It’s been years since high school, since everyone left for uni, since starting the summer job that’s never ended…and since you.

These days, you can’t even say hello to the new girl without offending her. Apparently it’s a generational thing. I would say I’m the same generation…I’m in my late 20’s…essentially.

Things change? Yeah, well, some of us are sick of change. Change is a thief. 

What about me? What about us? I think people forget about the people that stay.

A searing portrait of male anger, fragility, and vulnerability, Mediocre White Male unpacks what it means to feel abandoned as the world changes, and confused in the face of a progressive agenda you don’t fully understand.

Following a sold-out ★★★★★ (Broadway World, Gonzo Magazine, Edfringe, The Sinner) run at Edinburgh Fringe 2021, Mediocre White Male returns to London after touring and performing at Park Theatre.

Delivering a ★★★★ “captivating performance” - Scottish Daily Mail, co-writer/performer Will Close (Dave Comedy Award Winner) takes to stage to re-live ancient history, the recent past and present lies. It’s time to face up to some uncomfortable truths.


MWM Will Close

Writer & Director Will Close
Writer & Director Joe Von Malachowski
Sound Designer Dominic Brennan
Costume & Set Designer Holly Pigott

Re-Lighting by Craig West

Stage Managed by Thomas Fielding 

Produced by Sofi Berenger & Oli Seymour for Metal Rabbit Productions

Ticket Price

£15.00 - £25.50


15th August - 2nd September


King's Head Theatre



"It is a must-see for this year’s Fringe.”★★★★★ EDFRINGE

“It's the tale of a provincial thirty-something left behind in a woke world he can't get a handle on and a past he can neither escape from, nor face up to...There’s nothing mediocre about this dark and complex tale” ★★★★ Daily Mail

“A candid and crumbling look at male fragility expertly brought forth…exceptional theatre” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“This show is a candid and crumbling look at the male fragility, expertly brought forth in an hour of exceptional theatre." ★★★★★ Broadway Baby



This production runs for approximately 60 minutes with no interval.

Mediocre White Male is part of the Boys! Boys! Boys! Festival. From bad boys to bi-boys, biographies to bodies, 5 shows at Kings Head Theatre take masculinity into a whole new light. 2nd August - 10th September.


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