A chill-out that summarises the current state of Britain’s chemsex scene – drugs, sex parties and damaged backstories are all part of the package. 5 Guys Chillin’ is a verbatim consolidation of how this sub-sector is perceived by those on the inside.
They appear awkwardly, all angles and monochrome; pallid faces, wide-eyed and cautious. There is an immediate comedy in their gloom, an abstract performance of heart-warming intent. After all, this is the Victorian times – an era of windy Yorkshire moors, of creaky old mansions and prolonged, drawn-out silences.
Lucy Pevensie, Lucy Barfield and Lucy Grace – fictional child, real-life muse and storyteller, Lucy Grace embodies all three in Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield. It’s inspired by a magical tale that has captured the minds of millions of children around the world, the escapism that comes from wishing to walk through a wardrobe and discover a whole new world full of magic and mystery.
These are the people that scoff at Emma Rice, the ones that balk at such drastic notions as re-enacting Shakespeare in the modern day. Thankfully, GOLEM Theatre do not fall into such a category – their latest production, I Know You Of Old, bases itself initially on Much Ado About Nothing, albeit with a few changes to the plot, characterisation, time period and location.