Preview: The Dip at The Space

The Dip Milk and Blood Theatre at The Space
The Dip Milk and Blood Theatre at The Space

After a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, emerging theatre company Milk and Blood bring their critically acclaimed debut show The Dip to The Space as part of its Spring Season for their very first London run.

Al wants to kiss Nic, only they’ve taken a load of hallucinogenics and he can’t remember where he left his face. Then, the Baba Ganoush Gestapo come knocking… what follows is the best bad trip of a lifetime. Soon Al is transported to the mysterious Bureau where he is investigated by the officious Nicole for having gay thoughts, meets the local villagers and ends up in a shotgun wedding before a run in with the extremely bigoted Officer Flatfish, largest halibut in the world.

While the show is farcical and has plenty of stoner comedy, it does have its share of poignant moments and a few salient points are made. Writer Eifion Ap Cadno says “It’s not all silly jokes; it has got an important message for young audiences. The stigma around being gay, or even just appearing gay, is still a huge issue. This show is all about that fear but ends with the message: it’s okay to be attracted to someone of the same sex; and it’s okay to ask, “Can I kiss you?”

Based in Wales and London, Milk and Blood was founded by Eifion Ap Cadno in 2018 while training on the Acting and Contemporary Theatre course at East 15 Acting School. They produce, devise and write original work.

The Dip is at The Space 29th January – 2nd February 2019.

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