Reviews"Ravenhill's writing is tough, eloquent, sardonic, with some of the barbed formality of the Resotration style, which gets brutally peeled off in the present-day scenes. This is not a play you 'enjoy'. This is not a gay play either... The message of this play is not 'Come out', but 'Come in'." John Peter, Sunday Times
"Mark Ravenhill clearly likes to have it both ways. In this wonderfuly exuberant new musical play, he celebrates Sodom like there's no Gomorrah...Delicate souls may be offended but there is no doubting the sincerity of Ravenhill's assault on the tranformation of sex into a dirty business." - Michael Billington, Guardian
"A theatrical manifesto for sexual tolerance that teeters wildly between the politics of Bertolt Brecht and the in-your-face deviancy of a gay nightclub...Ravenhill combines graphic sex with a generosity of spirit." - Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph
"In this wonderfully exuberant new musical play at the Lyttelton, he celebrates Sodom like there's no Gomorrah. But the satirist in him also attacks the commodification of sex and the resultant loss of love. The result is an evening rich in rudery and ambivalence." - The Guardian
"... there’s something richly moving about witnessing the aesthetic coming-of-age of Shopping and Fucking scribe Ravenhill, whose new play evinces less interest in shock value per se than in showing an unexpected tenderness toward characters who are themselves struggling toward love." - Variety
- Intense Adult Themes
- Nudity/Partial Nudity
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
This title is currently restricted in London, please contact the Licensing Department for further details.
- Mandatory Music/Media Fee: £32 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, 18th Century
- Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: London 1726 and London present day
- Additional Features: Play w/ Music
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
MARTIN, THEIR APPRENTICE
THOMAS ORME, THEIR APPRENTICE
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Drag performance
- Expandable casting
- Room for Extras
Note from Mark Ravenhill: I'm happy for any of the parts to be played by whoever, whatever gender. The gendered casting is only a suggestion and the parts are open to anyone wherever they are on the gender spectrum.