As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 3 October 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will quiz Taggart creator Glenn Chandler about his latest stage play Kids Play. Above the Stag theatre. Got any questions? Have you seen the Edinburgh reviews?
After its award-winning premiere at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, thrilling new two-hander Kids Play – which is written, directed and produced by Taggart creator Glenn Chandler – has transferred to London’s Above the Stag theatre for a limited season.
Kids Play is about the things a lonely boy will do for love. Theo is a gay 17-year-old student in need of cash. Greg is a married businessman with an odd fetish. When the two meet up in a hotel room in Brighton during the conference season, a financial transaction takes place between them, but nothing turns out quite as either of them expected.
An emotional corkscrew of a play with surprises galore, Kids Play takes us on an often hilarious and sometimes dark journey into the psycho-sexual needs of two lost souls on a hot summer night.
Chandler wrote previous Above The Stag Theatre shows Fanny and Stella: The Shocking True Story, The Sins of Jack Saul and Cleveland Street The Musical. With his own company, Boys of the Empire Productions, he has also transferred his recent Edinburgh hits Lord Dismiss Us and Sandel to the theatre. With Kids Play, Chandler returns to Above The Stag with a compelling new drama that defies expectations and continually pulls the rug out from beneath the audience’s feet.
What the critics say
★★★★★ “An absolutely riveting piece of theatre” – Theatre Weekly
★★★★★ “Ingenious. Take your tissues & prepare to be stunned” – Broadway Baby
★★★★★ “Powerful, moving & emotional” – British Theatre Guide
★★★★★ “It will engross you from the start” – Scotsgay
★★★★★ “A cracking piece of finely crafted drama” – UK TheatreWeb
★★★★ “Expertly crafted comedy-drama” – The Stage