New photos have been released of the cast of F**king Men – coming to Waterloo East Theatre in London starring Charlie Condou.
Billed as a fascinating, funny and provocative story of sex, love and connection, the play stars Alex Britt, Charlie Condou (until 21 May), Derek Mitchell and Stanton Plummer-Cambridge.
F**king Men is a modern retelling of Schnitzler’s infamous classic ‘La Ronde’ as a dramatic comedy that follows 10 men through a series of erotic encounters that change their lives in small but significant ways.
In this raw and updated new version for 2023, Tony-winning writer Joe DiPietro (‘Memphis’, ‘The Toxic Avenger,’ ‘What’s New Pussycat?’), takes a sharp and insightful look at the experiences of modern gay men as they navigate their conflicting desires for the comfort of monogamous love and the thrill of sexual freedom.
The show’s creative team includes Director Steve Kunis, Set and Costume Designer Cara Evens, Lighting Designer Alex Lewer, Sound Designer Charlie Smith, Movement & Intimacy Director Lee Crowley, Casting Director Anne Vosser, Voice and Dialect Coach Amanda Stephens-Lee.
The show runs at Waterloo East Theatre from 20 April to 18 June 2023.
More about the cast & creators
Theatre credits include: ‘Dumbledore Is So Gay’ (Pleasance & VAULT Festival); ‘My Dad’s Gap Year’ (Park Theatre); ‘Corpus Christi’ (Arcola Theatre); ‘Man-Cub’ (Etcetera Theatre & King’s Head Theatre).
Charlie Condou (appearing until 21 May)
Theatre credits includes: ‘After The Rain’ (Gate Theatre); Cracked (Hampstead Theatre); ‘Shopping & F***ing’ (nominated Best Actor at the MEN awards); ‘The Changeling’ (Southwark Playhouse); ‘Dying for It’ (Almeida); ‘Next Fal’l (Southwark Playhouse); ‘The Crucible’ (No.1 tour); ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ (No. 1 tour); ‘Straight White Men’ (Southwark Playhouse). On TV he played sonographer Marcus Dent in ‘Coronation Street’ from 2007 – 2014, and played Ben Sherwood in the medical drama ‘Holby City’.
Theatre credits include: ‘Suddenly Last Summer’, ‘The Bacchae’ and ‘Hedda Gabler’ (Oxford Playhouse) and ‘The Pillowman’ (Polanentheater, Amsterdam). On TV, Derek recently appeared in the third series of ‘Ted Lasso’ on Apple TV+. One half of comedy duo Horseplay, Derek has toured with original narrative sketch shows Witch Hunt and Bareback to theatres in London, Oxford, Barcelona and Amsterdam, and to five Edinburgh Fringes
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, his Theatre credits include: ‘Coming Clean’ (Trafalgar Studios); ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Tempest’ (both Southwark Playhouse). TV includes ‘Black Earth Rising’ (Netflix) and ‘The Durrells’ (ITV).
Joe DiPietro (Playwright)
Joe has won two Tony Awards, a Drama Desk Award and 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards. Broadway credits include: ‘Diana’, ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ (Tony nominations include Best Musical & Best Book; Drama Desk Award – Best Book); ‘Memphi’s (Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score); ‘All Shook Up’ and ‘Living on Love’. Off-Broadway credits include: ‘Ernest Shackleton Loves Me’, ‘Clever Little Lies’, ‘The Toxic Avenger’, ‘The Thing About Men’, ‘Over the River and Through the Woods’ and the record-breaking ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’.
Steven Kunis (Director)
Steven was nominated Best Director of a Play at the Off West End Awards for the UK premiere of Young Jean Lee’s ‘Straight White Men’ (Southwark Playhouse), which was named by The Independent as one of the UK’s top ten theatre events of 2021. Recently, he directed the UK premiere of Tanya Barfield’s ‘Bright Half Life’ (King’s Head Theatre) and the world premiere of Shaun McKenna’s ‘Rocky Road’ (Jermyn Street Theatre), which was listed by the Guardian among the top online theatre experiences of lockdown. He also directed the UK debut of the Refugee Orchestra Project at the London Symphony Orchestra’s St Luke’s venue, and in 2019 he was again nominated for Best Director at the Off West End Awards for the critically acclaimed three-month run of S. Asher Gelman’s ‘Afterglow’ (Waterloo East).