Rory Thomas-Howes' A Partnership, directed by Josh Tucker and starring two LGBTQ+ performers, is a real-time comedy-drama examining internalised homophobia.
Following its multiple 5-star run at Edinburgh Fringe 2019, where it won the 'Best Fringe Debut' award from Theatre Weekly, featured on The List's 'Top 10 LGBTQ+ Shows' and was shortlisted for the Sit-Up Award, this 'biting, intuitive, engaging two-hander' (The Stage) addresses the mundane, morose and magnificent aspects of love between two men.
This tragi-comic play follows Ally (Ben Hadfield) and Zach (Rory Thomas-Howes) in real time - the hour before Ally's 30th birthday - finally confronting the issues and lies in their five-year relationship.
Zach's internalised homophobia highlights the strain modern gay men are under to conform to society's ideal relationship, and the pitfalls of trying to be normal.
A non-stop conversation with no scene breaks, other characters or time-jumps, A Partnership is a tribute to the importance of honesty in any relationship.
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503 Battersea Park Road
London SW11 3BW
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
5 X £5 TICKET OFFER: AVAILABLE FOR ALL EVENING PERFORMANCES
'Pay What You Can' Sat. Matinee
Zach - Rory Thomas-Howes
Ally - Ben Hadfield
Author: Rory Thomas-Howes
Director: Josh Tucker
Lighting: Katie Galbraith
Sound: Katie Galbraith
Production: Paper Mug Theatre in association with Theatre503