13 to 21 May

In the Studio Theatre

Cock

by Mike Bartlett

directed by Richard Lindfield

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This production contains strong language and has adult themes.

 

Boy meets girl but boy is already living with boy. Mike Bartlett’s ‘Cock’ is a sharp, witty study of a man torn between his long-time male partner and his new lover, who just happens to be a woman.

When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams on his daily commute. Filled with guilt and indecision, he struggles to find a way to square the eternal triangle.

‘Cock’ explores the age-old themes of love and longing and asks questions about who we are and who we want to be.

Bartlett wrote the play while living in Mexico, where cock-fighting is very much alive and pecking. ‘Cock’ isn’t just a reference to the male member but also to characters taking chunks out of each other in a fight to the death.

Director Richard Lindfield sets his production in a cock-pit; no set, no furniture, no props. This is stripped-back theatre, just the actors and the words.

‘Cock’ premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2009 and won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement.

 

An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books