Venue: Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar
Naughty is a darkly comic, queer coming-of-age tale running at the Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar from 27 September to 2 October 2022.
Days after Andrew ends his seven-year relationship with college sweetheart, Jake, he is messaged out of the blue by a former ‘friend’. This unwelcome advance triggers an emotional spiral as Andrew recounts his unstable first steps into the world of gay sex and queer identity; all under the increasingly imposing guidance of Kevin, a teacher at his drama academy.
Naughty is a semi-autobiographical piece written to examine grooming in the LGBTQ+ community and the common lack of safe mentorship for queer youth. The one-person production uses multi-roling, voiceover and projections of text conversations to document the decline of a young relationship and the rise of an unhealthy dependency between student and teacher.
The play directed by Sami Sumaria and is written by and stars Andrew Houghton.
The play starts in London and then goes on a UK tour.
Tuesday 27th September – Sunday 2nd October (Tues – Sat Evenings 7.30pm, Sat & Sun Matinees 3pm)
Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar, London, N1 2NA
Thursday 6th October, 7:30pm
The Kings Arms, Manchester
Friday 7th October, 7:30pm
Wrecking Ball Arts Centre, Hull
Saturday 8th October, 7:30pm
The Other Room, Cardiff