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The Birthday, Engagement, Funeral Party
Drama + Comedy + A Queer Interrogation

The Birthday, Engagement, Funeral Party

For all the boys who have had to keep their gayness grounded in straight spaces

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


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. 

 

Ticket Price

£10

WHEN

13 May 2023

WHERE

King's Head Theatre

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Duration | 80 min approx. 
Age | 18+
Content Warnings | Strong language, sexual language, & strong reference to sexual activity.

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


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