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Kissing a Fool
written and performed by Dylan Aiello

Doddery but Dear
written, devised and performed by Craig Edgley, Genevive Labuschagne and Iris Schmid

My Boy You Should
written, devised and performed by Harun Ćehović, Matthias Moret, Helen Percival and Victoria Sasso

... Are Here Again
written and performed by Sean Patrick Doyle

Kissing a Fool

written and performed by Dylan Aiello

“Within grief’s whirling gyre, all manner of madnesses exist; ghosts and spirits and dream visitations, and everything else that we, in our anguish, will into existence…These spirits are ideas, essentially. They are our stunned imaginations reawakening after the calamity.” - Nick Cave

In Kissing a Fool, we speculatively dive into George Michael’s psyche at the lowest point in his life. He awakens the fool, a familiar spirit, a companion whose only intelligence is play. What treasures of pure creativity are to be found at the deepest depth of the spiral of despair?

Doddery but Dear

written, devised and performed by Craig Edgley, Genevive Labuschagne and Iris Schmid

“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players”, where in our seven ages do we become a burden? Regardless of what someone has given during their lifetime, when do we decide they are no longer useful?

Regardless of what someone has given during their lifetime, when do we decide they are no longer useful or even become a burden? Doddery but Dear explores the human need for connection, the fragility of life and the challenges of growing old.

My Boy You Should

written, devised and performed by Harun Ćehović, Matthias Moret, Helen Percival and Victoria Sasso

Is gender identity? Do labels help us understand ourselves better or do they force us to kill off parts of who we are, day by day?

My Boy You Should explores the complexity of gender and sexuality, emphasising the absurdity of the patriarchal system.

This piece takes us on a journey of trying to free ourselves from structures that have been imposed on us since long before we were born.

... Are Here Again

written and performed by Sean Patrick Doyle

A contemporary companion to Beckett’s 1961 absurdist tragicomedy Happy Days,

… Are Here Again follows two parallel figures, one in the early days of Covid quarantine, another a recluse petrified of contracting HIV at the onset of the AIDS crisis. Both force themselves through the formulae of cheerful utterance amidst isolation and sinking gloom, while haunted by nightmarish visions of the viruses from which they shield themselves.

…Are Here Again is a celebration of queer resilience and investigation of the human want to lift oneself from falling into despair during crisis.

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GBS Theatre

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Malet Street
WC1E 7JN
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