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The MP, Aunty Mandy and Me
12 Oct 2022
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***** “A masterpiece” (What’s On Stage on Away From Home)
**** “A singularly brave – and rather extraordinary – piece of theatre” (The Independent on Away From Home)
***** “This really is not one to miss” (Broadway Baby on Gypsy Queen)
**** “Laugh-out-loud lines… a touching romance” (The Stage on Gypsy Queen)
Emmerson & Ward Productions and Curve present a bittersweet tale of political campaigns, sexual consent and steam trains.
Meet Dom. He wants more than anything else to be an #instagay #influencer but it’s tough when no one likes your posts, you can’t find a bloke who shares your love of trains and you live with your MDMA popping, Simply Red loving mum in a small northern village five miles from the nearest gay. He’d love a fabulous life with the A-Gays in the city, but his social anxiety prevents this from being a reality. It’s all a bit of an effort.
Then one day, a chance encounter with his local MP turns everything upside down. But in pursuit of the life he thinks he wants; just how much does Dom have to give up?
‘The MP, Aunty Mandy & Me’ explores consent, coercion and grooming within the gay male community with biting humour and contemporary social commentary. It is presented in association with Survivors; a Manchester based charity for survivors of male sexual abuse.
Ticket prices: £14, £12 concessions
Running time: Approximately 75 minutes
Age recommendation: 16+ years
Contains adult themes.
“A gripping story brilliantly told” 5***** Broadway Baby
“Thought-provoking, funny, sexy and entertaining”4**** British Theatre
“Endlessly engaging” 4**** Culture Fix
“Fluent and slick” Lyn Gardner, The Stage
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