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Out of Control
Comedy + New Writing + A Queer Interrogation

Out of Control

When a flatshare comedy devolves into a farcical thriller...

This show is part of the Platform Festival. Explore the full season & find out more here!

Allegedly terminal writer Gabriel Hollister III’s control-freak flatmate Esmeralda fears he’s going to commit suicide-by-escort and goes to extreme lengths to prevent that. But when she accidentally kills the escort – actually Gabe’s twinky boyfriend Reed – with Reed’s jealous girlfriend Mina on her way, the situation spirals and Esme’s left with a no-win hostage situation. Can she claim back control? Can anyone?

Catch this comedy thriller of carefully controlled chaos.



Cast | Sally Dexter, Richard Crowest, Colm Hynes, Natalie Boakye

A staged reading of a comedy-in-progress written by Guido Lippe.

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13 May 2023


The King's Head Theatre



Duration | 75 min approx. 
Age | 16+
Content Warning | Control issues, comedy violence, swearing.

This rehearsed reading is part of Platform Festival, a unique opportunity for audiences to witness productions in development.


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