Ignore the provocative poster – and title – (if you can) and book tickets for the runaway smash hit, F*cking Men which returns to London for a run at The Vaults.
This is a show which must be seen (Stage Review’s verdict bit.ly/1NLOtKd). Beautifully acted, fluidly directed, F*cking Men is an engaging story of duplicity, deception and dishonesty which has won critical and public acclaim from three sell-out runs in London and Edinburgh.
Performed by Richard De Lisle, Harper James and Haydn Whiteside The King’s Head Theatre production of F*cking Men transfers to The Vaults Theatre, Waterloo, from November 2 for five weeks.
Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s classic La Ronde, Joe DiPietro (“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”) transplants the interweaving tales of sexual power, discovery and exploration to a contemporary urban gay subculture.
A slick dramatic comedy of gay sexual manners, 10 characters crisscross in a series of erotic encounters, exploring whether gay men are increasingly trapped by monogamy, or whether their sexual encounters are fuelled by hunger for elusive, meaningful connections.
The play addresses coming out, homophobia, HIV, and keeping the closet door firmly closed. DiPietro’s dialogue is as challenging and provocative as it is seductive.
This specially approved new version sees three actors play multiple characters as one encounter flips to the next. Continuously circling in twosomes, meet the escort, the soldier, the graduate student, the playwright, the Hollywood star, the college kid, the journalist, the married couple, and the porn star, their faults and strengths, and be absorbed by what they learn about themselves and others through the sex they have.
F*cking Men is a fearless dissection and audacious celebration of sexuality that will fascinate audiences of every persuasion.
F*cking Men is at The Vaults from November 2-December 4.