As Boy with Beer is revived at The King’s Head Theatre nearly twenty-five years after its debut at The Man in the Moon Theatre, I’ve been on the media trail to drum up publicity for the production. Here’s a selection of Questions & Answers about the play, this latest production, and the writing process that first appeared on The Colourful Network website.
The 25th Anniversary Production of my play Boy with Beer,’ Britain’s first ever black gay drama, hits the Kings Head Theatre from 8-26 November 2016.
Slip under the covers of 90’s Brixton with upwardly mobile photographer Karl and swaggering homeboy Donovan as they explore their most intimate desires while squaring up to social expectations and their innermost fears.
I thought I’d seen “Betty Blue” before. The title seemed vaguely familiar to me. So, for years I avoided the movie, convinced by the pouting girl on its cover that I’d seen it already. A standard piece of Hollywood dross, I told myself. Not even realising that the film was French and subtitled. But once the story started and threw us into the mix with its languid photography and that long, sweaty, obsessive sex scene that introduces the director’s cut, I was hooked.