In The Grass Is Always Grindr web series writer Patrick Cash and director Luke Davies delve deep into Grindr and question what the hook-up app is doing to the community and the ways in which we communicate to each other.
I spoke with writer Patrick Cash and director Peter Darney about their experiences with the King’s Head in the past, their hopes for the show in the future and their excitement at being a part of such a landmark celebratory year.
Patrick Cash’s The HIV Monologues slayed me last year so the opportunity to see another of his plays with Dragonflies Theatre was not one I wanted to pass up. The Chemsex Monologues did great business at the King’s Head last year and with that venue’s current tendency towards extremely LGBT-friendly material, it has made an unsurprising return here.
The Chemsex Monologues is not a poster production – it does not preach of the dangers that this ever-growing scene is obviously intimately entwined with, nor does it paint a rosy picture of the orgasmic highs and the Bacchanalian orgies.
Theatre Bench’s production of Patrick Cash’s HIV Monologues is a sensitive and very modern look at attitudes to HIV, not only in the LGBT community but across society.
fter a critically acclaimed launch at the end of 2016, Dragonflies Theatre’s new production returns in 2017, exploring HIV amongst gay men through a series of interwoven stories.
“I’m not the sort of person to get AIDS”… Following on the success of The Chemsex Monologues, Dragonflies Theatre now turn to the world of HIV in gay men with The HIV Monologues: From AIDS to PrEP: Love, Sex & HIV.