Now this one is certainly going to be a challenge, and comes under the heading of things we wouldn’t see back in good old Northampton. It’s the King’s Head Theatre’s production of F*cking Men, on at Two @ Assembly George Square Studios at 15:55 on Saturday 27th. Here’s the blurb: “After smash-hit, sell-out runs in London, F*cking Men arrives in Edinburgh for the very first time. Do guys only want one thing? And how far will they go to get it? This frank, funny and full-frontal play takes the search for sexual satisfaction to the next level, laying bare the love lives of 10 men as they navigate relationships, infidelity and heartbreak. Guaranteed to set your pulse racing! ‘Fan-f*cking-tastic’ ***** (CultureFly.co.uk). ‘Clever, hilarious and very poignant’ ***** (WestEndWilma.com). ‘Will seduce you theatrically, emotionally and mentally’ ***** (GrumpyGayCritic.co.uk).”
This is a new take on Schnitzler’s famous 1897 play La Ronde, where a couple have a relationship and then move on to the next partner until eventually the Ronde comes full circle. The play has been around for a good few years now and all the reviews I’ve read say that it says more about modern life than most other shows do. So I confess, I’m intrigued. Check back around 5.15pm to see what we thought and by then the preview blog for our next show should be available to read too.
Beautifully written and convincingly performed by Haydn Whiteside, Harper James and Richard de Lisle, this is a slick production of a very thought provoking play. The inspiration of La Ronde works really well and shows that these one night stands problems are timeless!! Humour and sadness hand in hand. Highly recommended!