“Young, gay, fabulous — it’s all about being out and going out… isn’t it?”
Fuelled by internalised homophobia and beset by social anxiety, Mark agonises over the ‘correct’ way to be a ‘good gay’, to be himself, and to connect with others. All he wants to do is invite you out… for a good night in.
Exploring the social pressures impacting young gay men, Staying In examines identity, anxiety and internalised homophobia through psychology, physical theatre and a good dose of absurdity. Staying In is an unconventional and vulnerable look at a side of LGBTQ+ life rarely spoken about.
Co-commissioned by hÅb, STUN + Contact for Works Ahead. This project is supported by a grant from Superbia at Manchester Pride.
THEATRE TICKET OFFER
Buy two or more theatre shows for £8 each on the following shows (subject to availability):
Private Peaceful | Alice: Wonderland Through the Looking Glass | Signals | The Turn of the Screw | Murder Ballads | Outside the Box | The Incident Pit | BRAWN | Staying In | How to Be Amazingly Happy
Please call 0161 912 5616 or visit Waterside in person to take advantage of this offer.
PRESS + REVIEWS
“STAYING IN touched me, like looking in a mirror darkly”
“moving, funny, thoughtful”
“lovely & tender & a side of LGBTQ life you never see”
“as someone double his age, and a woman, some of the same quandaries + issues remain or return”
“This is relevant to anyone who’s ever felt nervous”
Approx. 60 mins
This work contains adult themes, including depression & anxiety, the content of which may cause distress.
- Nov. 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m. → Book Now