The world première of Paul Harvard’s debut play GHBoy tackles the misconceptions around gay culture and promiscuity while something far more ominous is driving men to the point of self-destruction…
The burgeoning party scene of East London hides a dark secret: a swathe of young men dying unexpectedly, with whispers of an unnamed killer. In the midst of all this, Robert is grieving the death of his father. He desperately wants to be a better person, but trapped in a pattern of substance abuse and infidelity, he has a lingering fear that he will never find love and acceptance. Unexpectedly, his boyfriend Sergio proposes, compelling Robert to turn his back on addiction and self-sabotage before he destroys this final chance at happiness. But first, he must confront a truth buried deep within his subconscious, something he himself doesn’t yet fully understand.
Social distancing measures will be in operation at the Charing Cross Theatre, with a maximum capacity of 105 seats for each performance, with tickets available in single tickets up to groups of 4. All patrons, unless they have a known medical condition, will be required to wear a face covering at the venue. For full details on the measures implemented to ensure audience safety and wellbeing, please see: https://ghboy.co.uk/covid19-safety.
Jon Pashley directs Sylvester Akinrolabu (Devon/Calvin/Chima/Josh/Delroy /William), Geoff Aymer (Benjamin), Marc Bosch (Sergi Castell), Buffy Davis (Debbie Finch), Jimmy Essex (Robert Finch), Devesh Kishore (Simon Waring), and Aryana Ramkhalawon (Jasminder Panghal).
Set and costume designs are by Bettina John, with lighting design by Tony Simpson, sound design by Rona Castrioti, and movement direction by Gerrard Martin.
GHBoy is on at Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, WC2N 6NL from 10 – 28 November. Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Thu & Sat matinee 2.30pm. Admission: £25 / £22.50 / £15 / £10. Phone: 08444 930 650
Box Office: https://charingcrosstheatre.co.uk/theatre/ghboy