Sexual adventurism comes to the forefront in new play, Invisible Me, by Bren Gosling (Moment of Grace, The Actors Centre; PROUD, Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre). Three Londoners on the cusp of their seventh decade thwart loneliness and sexual isolation by embracing a new lease of life, showing there’s fun to be had if you release your inhibitions.
Three very different individuals are united by sex: Lynn, a hotel cleaner, lives alone in her mother’s house; Jack, an HIV+ recent widower, struggles with the concept of digital dating; and Alec, a divorcee with an identity crisis, clutches at his youth. But despite their hardships there’s a prevailing message of optimism to be found in the most unlikely of situations. Invisible Me explores the under-represented stories of older singles in London.
This dramatic comedy seeks to open the doors on the inner workings of singledom as a sexagenarian. Directed by Su Gilroy (Moment of Grace, Bloomsbury Festival; Gaslight, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre), Invisible Me is a thought-provoking insight into the human condition and our need for connection, highlighting how we entwine with others on an emotional and physical level.
Writer Bren Gosling comments, I’m excited for audiences to witness the stories of these three compelling individuals, lifting the lid on sex and singledom in your sixties! Invisible Me is a play full of hope, not despair. I want to make people think about the diverse identities of the older people around us – there’s a generation out there still seizing life with lust and vigour, they don’t deserve to be invisible.