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F*cking Men returns to the King's Head Theatre

Published by: Carolin Kopplin on 23rd Nov 2015 | View all blogs by Carolin Kopplin

In December, the King’s Head will be restaging their smash success F*cking Men, which has already extended once since their August production and will now be entering a third month. The production will be undergoing changes, retaining artistic elements while streamlining the show for a sustainable touring future that will continue to provide employment for the artists involved.

The play is – very loosely – based on Schnitzler's La Ronde and provides a moving portrayal of hunger and desire as it follows the erotic encounters of 10 men (now played by 3 actors) in their interconnected search for sexual satisfaction. Each scene in the play is a frank, candid and sometimes brutally honest depiction of the lustful transaction between two men. It is a loose adaptation of the 19th century play La Ronde in which pairings of characters are featured in scenes preceding and succeeding sexual encounters.

This extension proves the continued popularity of the show, after the original premiere run in 2009 began at the Finborough Theatre, from which it transferred to the King’s Head to play for 9 months (the longest ever Off West End run of a play). It then transferred into the West End to the Arts Theatre.

Artistic director of the King’s Head Adam Spreadbury-Maher says “This new production has been praised for its universality across sexual orientations. We’re proud to be producing gay theatre that speaks to a universal audience!”

More information: http://www.kingsheadtheatre.com/

Photograph by Andreas Grieger.

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