Festival Review 2016: F*cking Men

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Festival Review 2016: F*cking Men

This series of interwoven short gay stories by Joe Dipietro, arrives direct from Kings Head Theatre London.  Three fit, handsome and talented actors introduce us to about a dozen men active on the online and sauna circuit.  From the closeted soldier, to the partnered banker, the playwright, screen star and the more consistent 23 year old blonde escort, who appears to be more down to earth than all his older encounters.

The production has more on stage costume changes than lighting changes, as inhibition is thrown out of the window, in the lustful scenarios acted out in cupboards, hotels, parks and saunas. The multi role playing is carried off skilfully in a well directed one hour of fast paced theatre.  The evenly cast ensemble glide into their roles that connect with an audience well satisfied by eye candy, but without doubt, hugely impressed by the theatre performance of all three actors. 

The journey goes from sexy Twink, through to live in partners with a seven year itch and out into high powered gays whose intimacy is now a commodity to be published or purchased. Quality theatre from London’s Kings Head Theatre.

 

F*cking Men, Players Theatre, TCD, nightly 730pm (matinee Sat 230) first part of a great value double bill (2 plays for €25).

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