A comic play about sex and commitment in the 21st century.
Rafe and Pete have hit a rut. After seven-and-a-half blissfully happy years, their lack of sexual experience is driving them apart.
So when they proposition mutual friend Michael to help out with their problems – knowing full well that Michael has his own partner Andrew – what seems like a simple solution quickly spirals out of control.
Four Play at Above the Stag is a well-paced, hilarious and heartfelt story that is a joy to watch. It has laugh out loud and genuine moments throughout and its characters are all recognisable to the audience in one way or another. It’s a relatable, fun watch that turns to suddenly become deep and heartfelt in a way that feels really meaningful. There are moments of real tension that build suddenly into the performance and take the audience by surprise to deliver some thought-provoking for the audience. It feels real, raw and honest in a way that is often hard to capture in between the laughter. The cast is all strong with Marc Mackinnion bein a standout in his role of Andrew a hilarious, deep and loving character.
This could benefit from being around 10 minutes shorter so that it really ended on a high but that is my only criticism. The show is currently on at Above the Stag until the 22nd of February, tickets are £25 and can be booked through the Above the Stag website.
Tickets were gifted in exchange for review, all words and opinions are my own.