Guy: A New Musical


Guy, a shy and overweight millenial, is failing in the departments of mates, dates and fun - dating apps can be cruel if you don't look like a model. When he's ghosted by his Romeo, he tries to follow the latest 11-step listicle to get noticed.
Breaking Out 2018

Image: The Bunker


Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: The Bunker
Festival:Breaking Out 2018
Started: Monday 11 June 2018
Closed: Saturday 7 July 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Leoe&hyde are a multi-award-winning Manchester-based musical theatre company with an eye for real-life characters, an ear for fresh sounds, and a taste for the sexier side of the zeitgeist.


Their work has been featured internationally, including on Sky News, USA Today, The Guardian, The i and The Sunday Times.


Their most recent production, The Marriage of Kim K, premiered to rave reviews in Summer 2017, and is currently being prepared for its Australian premiere.


Synopsis


The 1st rule of dating apps: there are plenty more fish in the sea.


The 2nd rule of dating apps: there are plenty more catfish in the sea.


Guy, a shy and overweight millenial, is failing in the departments of mates, dates and fun - dating apps can be cruel if you don't look like a model.


When he's ghosted by his Romeo, he tries to follow the latest 11-step listicle to get noticed: diets, exercise regimes, and a new wardrobe ... but can he resist the temptation of being someone else when the chance is literally at his fingertips?


In a reality of lonely binges, dirty sheets and unattainable bodies, you have to learn the hard way that the only person you need to be is yourself.


Sometimes sexy, always real, GUY is a game-changing gay rom-com for the 2010s: with nakedly honest characters; an unapologetically moving portrayal of the hook-ups and downs of 21st-century dating; and a thought-provoking glimpse behind the veil of modern masculinity, male beauty standards, and unspoken prejudices within marginal communities.


Tied together with a pioneering and infectiously catchy electronic score, GUY channels floor-filling EDM anthems, indie electronica, queer hip-hop, and PC Music with the lyrical charm of Sondheim, and the earworm melodies of Schwartz.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
53a Southwark Street
London SE1 1RU

Box office tel: 0207 234 0486

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Dates


Previews from:Monday 11 June 2018

Press night:Saturday 16 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 7 July 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 8‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:

£12


U30s: £10


Creatives


Author: Leoe Mercer
Composer: Stephen Hyde
Lyricist: Leoe Mercer
Production: Leoe&Hyde

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