This show is part of A Queer Interrogation, a season curated by Tom Ratcliffe for The Takeover.
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Days after Andrew ends his seven-year relationship with college sweetheart, Jake, he is messaged out of the blue by a former ‘friend’. This unwelcome advance triggers an emotional spiral as Andrew recounts his unstable first steps into the world of gay sex & queer identity... under the increasingly imposing guidance of Kevin, a teacher at his drama academy.
Naughty provides a frank account of growing up queer outside of a big city. It explores the common lack of safe mentorship for LGBTQ+ youth & the over-sexualisation of queer relationships.
First performed at Camden Fringe in 2021, Naughty was an OffFest finalist & Andrew has been nominated for a London Pub Theatre's Standing Ovation Award for their subsequent tour of the show in 2022.
'Although a one-person show, Naughty has all the elements of a distressing two-hander' ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre
'A brave production that sheds light on a topic that usually just doesn't get talked about' ★★★★ West End Evenings
'Houghton juggled with many sensitive topics throughout this piece successfully, it was a joy to watch' ★★★★ A Young(ish) Perspective
'An effortlessly revelatory hour of theatre' ★★★★ London Pub Theatres
'Naughty is a play with a positive message that speaks honestly about the complexities of sex, sexuality & the celebration of identity' ★★★★ The Reviews Hub
'Naughty displays a strong sense of survival & celebration of self' ★★★★ Lou Reviews
CAST & CREATIVES
Writer/Performer | Andrew Houghton
Kevin (Voice) | Christopher Sherwood
Director | Sami Sumaria