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Theatre503 presents

The Boys Are Kissing

Written by Zak Zarafshan
Directed by Lisa Spirling
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When two 9-year-old boys kiss in the school playground of a small town, two sets of parents are told to ‘do something about it’ – but neither of them are entirely sure what.

Amira is sending inclusive children’s books to the school library, whilst her wife Alice dreams of a kitchen island. Sarah is trying her best not to upset Leanne and the Mum WhatsApp group, and her husband Pete just really wants to do the right thing – as soon as he can work out what that is. Luckily, here to guide our helpless humans are two cherubic winged guardians of the gays, summonsed to attend to a disturbance in the queer atmos and intervene only where strictly necessary… but where’s the fun in being an ethereal being if you can’t drop in and cause a scene wearing latex?

A high camp comedy about angelic intervention, children’s birthday parties gone sour, and whether it ever really is “just about the children”, THE BOYS ARE KISSING is written by 503Five 2019-20 alumni Zak Zarafshan, and directed by Theatre503’s Artistic Director, Lisa Spirling.

Running time: tbc

Age guidance: 14+

Content information: This show contains themes that some audience members may find distressing. If this sounds like it could apply to you, you can view content information here.

Zak Zarafshan

Zak Zarafshan is a British-Iranian playwright and screenwriter from the East Midlands, based in London. His debut play, THE BOYS ARE KISSING, was developed as part of Theatre503’s Writers In Residence scheme, the 503Five. He was previously a part of the Soho Theatre Writers Lab, Tamasha Playwrights Group, and was shortlisted for Channel 4’s 4Stories scheme. Alongside writing, he works in television drama, helping other writers develop original dramas for the screen.

Dates

Tuesday 17 January Tue 17 Jan 19:30 Book Now
Wednesday 18 January Wed 18 Jan 19:30 Book Now
Thursday 19 January Thu 19 Jan 19:30 Book Now
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Tuesday 24 January Tue 24 Jan 19:30 Sold Out
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Wednesday 1 February Wed 1 Feb 19:30 Book Now
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Saturday 4 February Sat 4 Feb 14:30 Book Now
Saturday 4 February Sat 4 Feb 19:30 Book Now
Artistic Team
Writer
Zak Zarafshan
Director
Lisa Spirling
Designer
Aldo Vazquez
Sound Designer
Calum Perrin
Costume Supervisor
Malena Arcucci
Casting Director
Emily Jones
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