'Confident & clever... Neatly handles a thorny subject matter' ★★★★★ London Pub Theatres
'A must see' ★★★★★ EdFringe
'Exceptional theatre' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
'A gradual shift makes a powerful point' ★★★★★ Rev Stan
'There’s nothing mediocre about this dark & complex tale' ★★★★ Daily Mail
'A wonderfully crafted play' ★★★★ London Fringe Theatre Review
Commissioned for BBC Radio 4
"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… & 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, & vulnerability, Mediocre White Male unpacks what it means to feel abandoned as the world changes, & 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 its run during King's Head Theatre's BOYS BOYS BOYS 2022 season, a UK tour & run at Park Theatre.
Produced by Best New Play Award Winners (Broadway World 2022) Metal Rabbit Productions, Will Close (Dave Comedy Award Winner) takes to the stage to deliver this 'captivating performance' (★★★★ Daily Mail) in its final London run.
CAST & CREATIVES
Cast | Will Close
Writer & Director | Will Close, Joe Von Malachowski
Sound Designer | Dominic Brennan
Costume & Set Designer | Holly Pigott
Produced by Oli Seymour for Metal Rabbit Productions & Susannah Bance for King's Head Theatre.