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After a successful reading of his new play, The Birthday Party, Jay Dawkins meets with producers who are keen to take him & his work to the next stage. However, when some changes are suggested to make his work more 'relatable' Jay has to decide whether or not to sacrifice his artistic integrity for commercial success.
Born from a dismissal of queer stories on stage & written at the time of Angels in America & The Boys in the Band revivals, The
Birthday Engagement Funeral Party has been shortlisted for the Hope Mill Theatre: Through the Mill Prize; BBC Drama Room 2021 & Longlisted for The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2022.
CAST & CREATIVES
Cast | Conor McLeod, Joel Samuels, Helen Jessica Liggat, Ethan Pascal Peters, Scott Afton
Writer | JD Stewart
Director | Frazer Flintham
Producer | Iona Bremner
Poster Design | Lawrence McLellan
Supported by Arts Council England.