Islington’s King’s Head Theatre has been overwhelmed by the response from audiences for its run of Joe DePietro’s F*cking Men.
DiPietro’s serio-comic contemporary adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s La Ronde, set within the gay subculture of a big city, has now extended its run to September 26.
The play is a moving portrayal of hunger and desire as it follows the erotic encounters of 10 men in their interconnected search for sexual satisfaction.
Each scene in the play is a frank, candid and sometimes brutally honest depiction of the lustful transaction between two men.
It is a loose adaptation of the 19th century play La Ronde in which pairings of characters are featured in scenes preceding and succeeding sexual encounters.
A spokesman for the King’s Head said: “This extension proves the continued popularity of the show.”
The original premiered in 2009 at the Finborough Theatre before transferring to the King’s Head to play for nine months – the longest ever Off West End run of a play. It then transferred again into the West End to the Arts Theatre.
This new production is directed Geoffrey Hyland (who directed the South African production of The Blue Room).