Award winning writer of previous King’s Head hit Gypsy Queen returns with his latest show The MP, Aunty Mandy & Me, a dark comedy about sexual misconduct in politics and coercive control in the gay community. Directed by Papatango Prize winner Clive Judd.
Meet Dom. He wants more than anything to be an #instagay #influencer but it’s hard when no one likes your posts, you can’t meet a guy who shares your passion for steam trains, and you live with your MDMA popping mum in a small northern village ten miles from the nearest gay. It’s all a bit of a struggle!
Then one day, a chance encounter with his local MP turns his world upside down. In pursuit of the life he thinks he wants, how much does Dom have to give up?
A co-production between Emmerson & Ward and We Are Survivors, a survivor led charity for male survivors for sexual violation, presented in association with Curve.
For this performance, Rob Ward recently won Outstanding Performance by a Male Identifying Actor at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.
'A gripping story brilliantly told' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
'Expertly written & performed' ★★★★★ The Theatre Talk
'Thought-provoking, funny, sexy & entertaining' ★★★★ British Theatre
'We’re in safe hands with writing like this' ★★★★ The Reviews Hub
'Genuine heart, humour & compassion… A must see' ★★★★ All That Dazzles
'Endlessly engaging' ★★★★ Culture Fix
Praise for writer Rob Ward’s work:
'A masterpiece' ★★★★★ (What’s On Stage on Away From Home)
'A singularly brave - & rather extraordinary - piece of theatre' ★★★★ (The Independent on Away From Home)
'British theatre at its best' ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre
'The very definition of great theatre' ★★★★★ The Wee Review
CAST & CREATIVES
Writer & Performer | Rob Ward
Director | Clive Judd
Producer | Max Emmerson for Emmerson & Ward
Assistant Producer | Tabitha Rose Hughes
Dramaturg | Beth Shouler
Sound Design & Composition | Iain Armstrong
Lighting Design | Will Monks
Technical Stage Manager | Joe Colgan