Following his first ever STI test, Cormac discovers the unthinkable: he’s contracted everything from the potentially lethal to the irrepressibly itchy. One word rattles around Cormac’s mind as he leaves the doctors – “Bingo.” As Cormac bounces between his sexual past and his present attempts to create a liveable life, he finds belonging in transgression.
Bingo, written and performed by Alan Flanagan, is a story performed with such brutal honestly and realism that it’s hard to believe that this is not a biographic. The true gem of the show is in the writing, it’s naturalistic speech style brings out the charisma and humour within the character of Cormac in such a way that makes the audience instantly want to befriend him. It’s a style of writing and performance that feels genuine and keeps it’s energy and pace throughout. The dialogue throughout the show is more realistic and relatable then within many of the shows in the Westend.