As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion for the premiere production of Sophie Swithinbank’s award-winning new play Bacon at London’s Finborough Theatre this Wednesday 23 March 2022. Time to get booking!
Following a slew of ★★★★★ reviews, Sophie Swithinbank’s award-winning new play Bacon has extended by a week at London’s Finborough Theatre due to popular demand – and added this unmissable post-show Q&A with the team, chaired by yours truly.
London, present day.
It’s Year 10’s first day back at school.
Mark is new and too scared to make friends. Darren is out-of-control and too scary to make friends. The two need each other but neither of them would ever admit it. Worlds apart, but more similar than they realise, the pair form a complex and manipulative relationship that leads them blindly into a dangerous experiment that alters the course of both their lives.
Bacon is an unflinching and unexpectedly humorous look at masculinity, sexuality and power, through the dizzying lens of youth.
First developed at the Soho Theatre in 2018, Bacon won playwright Sophie Swithinbank Soho Theatre’s prestigious Tony Craze Award, and is also currently in development for a TV adaptation with a major production company. The two-hander’s premiere production is directed by Matthew Iliffe and stars Corey Montague-Sholay and William Robinson.
Following the 75-minute performance at 7.30pm on Wednesday 23 March 2022, I’ll talk to Bacon‘s writer, director and stars about the creative process and themes raised in the play. Any questions? Join us!