Venue: Riverside Studios
Horse-Play is a new comedy by Mark Gatiss’ husband, playwright Ian Hallard, and promises to explore the kinkier side of gay life!
After ten years of married life, Tom and Tim decide to spice up their sex life by booking an evening in a dungeon with a gorgeous male escort. Meanwhile, crime-busting superhero, the Stallion, and his intrepid side-kick, Butterfly, have been lured to the secret lair of their arch-nemesis: the dastardly Villainor. But what connects these two seemingly random events? One thing’s for sure: a bump on the head and a faulty door lock result in a night none of them will ever forget – for all the wrong reasons!
Ian Hallard says of the play, that he wrote the first draft in lockdown, that: “Why it occurred to me, in the middle of the very first lockdown, to write a play about a middle-aged gay couple trapped in a room together with no possible means of escape is a mystery, but there you go! Who knows where our creative ideas truly spring from?!”
Horse-Play is directed by Andrew Beckett, with Set and Costume Design by David Shields, and runs at the Riverside Studios from 30 August to 24 September 2022.Website & Booking