Really Want to Hurt Me – a new play about surviving homophobia in the ’80s by Ben SantaMaria

When:
February 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – February 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
2018-02-18T19:30:00+00:00
2018-02-19T19:30:00+00:00
Where:
Old Red Lion Theatre
418 St John St
Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4NJ
UK
Cost:
£12 / £10 concessions
Contact:
Ben SantaMaria
0844 412 4307
Really Want to Hurt Me - a new play about surviving homophobia in the '80s by Ben SantaMaria @ Old Red Lion Theatre

2 performances only of a searingly honest new play written and directed by Ben SantaMaria, performed by Ryan Price.

Devon, 1984-86. How do you survive being gay at high school with only Culture Club, Eurythmics and Tears for Fears on your side? A funny and painfully honest solo performance about beating the bullies with the magic force fields of pop music and acting in plays.

Raw confessions. Dancing to your Walkman. First crushes. Discovering The Smiths and the Cocteau Twins. A bittersweet celebration of those mixed-up teenage years. A long time ago… but maybe not all that different from now. “Do you really want to hurt me?”

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