Thomas Flynn (Twelfth Night, The Rose Playhouse, RSC Dell; Tuckshop, Paines Plough Roundabout and The Lowry; PLAY, Hackney Showroom) and Daniel Abelson (Once In a Lifetime, Young Vic; The Mighty Walzer, Royal Exchange; The Seagull, Chichester Festival Theatre) will lead the cast in Tom Ratcliffe’s debut play, Circa, exploring the blurred identity of the gay relationship in the modern age. Investigating one man’s romantic life over a period of thirty years, Circa follows his different relationships and encounters.
Flynn and Abelson are joined by Antony Gabriel (This House, National Theatre; Posh, Royal Court; Amadeus, Old Vic), Joseph Rowe (Counting Stars, The Albany; Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, National Theatre; The Low Road, Royal Court) and Jenna Fincken (People, Places and Things, Oxford Playhouse; Gifted, The Pleasance; Circa, Vaults Festival and Theater de Meervaart in Amsterdam).
The twenty-first century. Being gay is supposedly more integrated than ever. Marriage is legal, parenthood is possible and #LoveWins is trending on twitter. The time has arrived to settle down with the man you love for a life of lasting companionship. But in a world where sex is readily available, and with a history of sexual freedom; what does it mean to be in a gay relationship in the modern age? And why are so many gay men still lonely?
Director Andrew Twyman comments, Circa is a rare find; a story that beautifully articulates a sweeping multigenerational search for love. I’m overjoyed to be working with five actors whose talent and sensitivity will make these truthful, complex characters sing and their stories soar.
Performance Dates Tuesday 5th – Saturday 30th March 2019
Tuesday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinee, 3pm
Running time 2 hours including interval
Age Recommendation 13+
Location Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 John Street, London EC1V 4NJ
How to get there The nearest underground station is Angel (on the Bank branch of the Northern Line). The nearest rail station is Kings Cross St Pancras.
Box Office Tickets are available priced from £12
Call 0333 012 4963 or book online at: www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk.
Writer Tom Ratcliffe
Director Andrew Twyman
Designer Luke W Robson
Producer work.Theatre and Harlow Playhouse
The Young Man/The Rent Boy Thomas Flynn
The Man/The First Fling Daniel Abelson
The Older Man/The Drunken Encounter Antony Gabriel
The First Love/The Partner Joseph Rowe
The Solution/The Waiter Jenna Fincken