Gary’s looking for sex but accidentally finds love, Thomas just wants his son to respect him, Johnathan’s thinking about murder.
From My Mate Dave, the company behind the 2015 show, Love in the Time of Gilmore Girls, comes a new play about sex, love, identity, politics and camping that asks “What does it mean to be to be a man in the modern world?”
Bad Men by Jake Westow Miller premieres at the King’s Head Theatre and The Hen and Chickens Theatre this July as part of a season the best new writing, and is made up of interweaving monologues that follow three men of different ages each facing a crisis in their lives, one of politics, one of family and one of love.
Jake says, “I was interested in exploring different ideas about what it means to be a man in the modern world. I mean the way that many men feel that they have to believe certain things and act in a certain way.
“The play is about the effect that this can have on people and what happens when these ideas and attitudes are challenged by events beyond their control. I think the form of the play is different to what people are used to seeing.”
The play is the second production from My Mate Dave Theatre Company, made up of Jake Westow Miller and Oliver Yellop.
Their previous production, Love in the Time of Gilmore Girls, had a successful run at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe and has since been performed at the King’s Head, the Etcetera theatre was a sell out in Leeds and York.
Bad Men is at The Kings Head theatre 17th, 18th, 19th and 22nd July 2017 and at the Hen and Chickens Theatre 24th and 25th July.