It was an award-winning hit at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and, like last year’s Lord Dismiss Us, Glenn Chandler’s latest stage offering, KIDS PLAY, has transferred to London’s Above the Stag, been nominated for Best New Play in The Offies and scooped up another round of raves. We’ve rounded up selected review highlights below. Time to get booking – especially if you want to join MyTheatreMates co-founder Terri Paddock for next Tuesday’s post-show Q&A!
KIDS PLAY, written and directed by Taggart creator Glenn Chandler, runs at London’s Above The Stag Theatre from 18 September to 14 October 2018, with a press night on 21 September. This latest transfer follows Chandler’s hit 2017 production of Lord Dismiss Us at the theatre.
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.
KIDS PLAY is written and directed by Glenn Chandler, the creator of Taggart, the world’s longest-running detective series. Chandler’s previous hits at Above the Stag include Fanny and Stella: The Shocking True Story, The Sins of Jack Saul, Cleveland Street The Musical and, most recently, Sandel and Lord Dismiss Us. 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.
KIDS PLAY runs 18 September to 14 October 2018 at the Above the Stag Theatre, 72 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 7TP. Performances are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 6.30pm. Tickets are £20. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!