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by Annette Brook
February 2020, VAULT Festival
Gay investigative journalist Babs has come to visit his lesbian best friend Regi in Lewisham. With mounting pressures back in Nigeria, Babs and Regi hatch a plan to get married. They hope this ‘cover’ will stop the threatening rumours and allow Babs to safely expose the inhumane treatment of LGBTQIA+ people in Nigeria.
But the storms are gathering back home. As the wedding approaches, Regi and Babs must choose what they care about the most.
“Superbly written, inventively directed, charmingly acted and a master class in how to bring to life an otherwise sparse stage, ERIS delivered on all counts and was one of the best new plays we have seen this summer."
★★★★★ Jack the Lad, for ERIS
“I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors."
Based on and incorporating ‘The World’s Wife’ by Carol Ann Duffy, this one-woman play journeys through history and mythology from the obscured, female perspective. Including poetry, physical theatre, puppetry and verbatim, this is an exploration of womanhood through the ages.
After all, behind every great man…
"WIFE takes an already tantalisingly creative anthology of poetry to a new level of imagination."
“This production by AIRLOCK is atmospheric and beautifully realised.
A genuine pleasure to watch.”
★★★★ BroadwayBaby, for KURSK
ERIS by John King
September 2018, Bunker Theatre
Seán is feeling wronged because his boyfriend Tim has been excluded from a family wedding back home in Ireland. What does it matter that they’ve just broken up? The problem for his family is that Tim is femme, fabulous and worst of all, English. Spurred on by righteous anger, Seán is determined to do something about it.