Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked comes to the King’s Head Theatre where it will push, prod and poke at the impermissible and the unmentionable. Following sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe, Awkward Productions present this critically-acclaimed, darkly comic production all about love, acceptance and boundaries.
One-night stands are awkward. One-night stands with animals are more awkward. And when you’re as desperate to please as Bobby, things get awkward as fuck. He’s just a guy with too much love to give, and a burning desire to give it to consensual adult mammals. Reuniting the creative team from the Edinburgh Fringe run, Linus Karp (Beauty and the Beast, Tabard Theatre; Geraldyne, Edinburgh Fringe) returns to the role directed by Katharine Armitage (zazU Trilogy, Soho Theatre; Frankenstein, Sutton House).
A one-man tragi-comedy, Rob Hayes’ play is a disturbing psychological examination of loneliness. The production tackles mental health, focusing on how toxic masculinity can undermine loving and healthy social connections, while also illustrating the absurdity of society’s treatment of animals. While castrating, killing and eating animals is part of our everyday lives and docking tails, breeding and caging animals is acceptable, there is a definitive ethical line drawn at sex.
Linus Karp comments, In 2015 I found the script while browsing in a bookshop and I thought it was amazing. It takes an extreme subject matter and makes a “normal” and very human play. So much of it is just about a mostly sympathetic, lonely guy trying to find emotional connections and I think what makes this show great is how quickly people get on board with that.
Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked is at The King’s Head Theatre 12th – 27th April 2019.