LONDON – Playing as part of King’s Head Theatre’s Queer Season 2019, get ready for the European premiere of Oliver Page’s Mating in Captivity as it comes to London for one week only. With the entire season aimed to champion diverse stories across the breadth of the queer experience, and feature ground-breaking new writing, the play has so far received rave reviews when it previewed at the 2019 Brighton Fringe, and is set to take Londoners on a modern day romp with its hip, slick, fast-paced comedy.
It’s Annie (Jane Christie) and Rob’s (Rowland Stirling) wedding night. Unbeknownst to Annie, Jacob George Rennie) – Rob’s ex – has somehow managed to wrangle a night at Rob’s place where Jacob assumes he won’t be doing much sleeping. As trust is lost and gained, corners are fought and skeletons are dragged kicking and screaming from closets, Mating in Captivity challenges the boundaries of love and asks: how much can you really know about yourself if you’ve never tried butt stuff?
Directed by Ed Theakston, this production of Mating in Captivity has been created by an exciting, international team of up-and-coming creatives, who came together with the passionate desire to show off New Zealand talent in London and prove that, despite the current political upheaval, it is important that we continue to firmly hold hands with our contemporaries across the seas no matter how far away. With such strong creative backing and an uproarious script, watch Mating in Captivity, and prepare to be left reeling with its blend of comedy and drama.
Mating in Captivity plays from 30th July to 4th August 2019 at the King’s Head Theatre. Tickets available here