A lot of asterisks have been inserted by writers since Joe DiPietro’s F*cking Men premiered at London’s King’s Head Theatre in 2009.
The show, a gay adaptation of Schnitzler’s 1897 play, La Ronde, has since made regular returns to the Islington theatre (read our ★★★★ F*cking Men review from 2015 King’s Head production), it has toured, played the West End, taken the Edinburgh Fringe by storm and, earlier this year, wowed them in London’s Vaults.
Now it is coming back to its spiritual home, for a three week season opening at the King’s Head on May 16, in what has now turned into a double act with Nessah Muthy’s Sex With Robots and Other Devices.
Controversial? Possibly. The title alone is enough to get people talking. But, more than that, it is a fearless and audacious celebration of sexuality that will fascinate audiences of every persuasion.
A slick dramatic comedy of sexual manners, ten characters circle through 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, meaning connections.
Adam Spreadbury-Maher, artistic director of the King’s Head Theatre, said: “After delighting audiences all over the UK, I’m thrilled that F*cking Men is returning home with a brand new cast.
“There’s something everyone can relate to in Joe DiPietro’s exploration of love, lust and intimacy, so don’t miss this funny, poignant piece about affairs of the heart this spring.”
Directed by Mark Barford and starring Liam Darby, Richard De Lisle and August Ohlsson, F*cking Men runs at the King’s Head Theatre, from May 16 – June 2.