Following multiple smash-hit, sell-out runs in London, the King’s Head production of F*cking Men transfers to The Vaults Theatre in Waterloo. Inspired by classic play La Ronde, Tony Award winning writer Joe DiPietro transplants the interweaving tales of sexual power, discovery and exploration onto today’s gay scene. A slick dramatic comedy of gay sexual manners, ten characters circle through a series of erotic encounters, exploring whether gay men are increasingly trapped by monogamy, or whether their sexual encounters are fuelled by hunger for elusive, meaningful connections. This fearless and audacious celebration of sexuality will fascinate audiences of every persuasion. Suitable for adults only – contains nudity, sexual references and strong language throughout.
‘With a ballsy title, one would expect a ballsy play and DiPietro certainly does not disappoint. F*cking Men brings Grindr to life.’ ★★★★ British Theatre Guide
‘Superb writing and wonderful performances. Much more involving and thought-provoking than the title may imply.’ ★★★★ Gay Times
James Seabright presents the King’s Head Theatre production of
by Joe DiPietro
Directed by Mark Barford
Performed by Richard De Lisle, Harper James and Haydn Whiteside
Richard De Lisle
Richard’s stage work includes 5 Guys Chillin’ (King’s Head), F*cking Men (King’s Head and Assembly Edinburgh), Iago in Othello (By Jove), Cobra (V&A), Woyzeck & The Threepenny Opera (Scene Productions), Measure for Measure (Lights of London), The Tempest (Chapterhouse Theatre), Not Knowing Who We Are (Ugly Tree), Much Ado About Nothing (Black Cat) and Marat/Sade (Actors’ Company). Film includes Summer In February (CrossDay), Little Devil (Clevermax) and Zebra Crossings (Future Films). TV includes Deep Cuts, Call Me A Cabbie (ITV) and Bricking It (Farringdon Films).
Harper graduated from East 15 in 2012. Stage credits include Miniaturists 55 (Arcola), F*cking Men (King’s Head and Assembly Edinburgh), Rhythms Of The Heart (The Proud Archivist), Rhythms Of The Brain (Richmix), Checkmate (English TC), King Lear and Dido Queen Of Carthage (Greenwich), The Spies In Room 502 (Pleasance London), Timon Of Athens (National), An Education Of Hitler (Tristan Bates) and The Beggar’s Opera (Regent’s Park). Other credits include short film The Occupant (Beastly Productions) and a music video for Sigur Ros.
Haydn trained at East 15, graduating in 2012. His stage credits include 5 Guys Chillin’ (King’s Head), F*cking Men (King’s Head and Assembly Edinburgh), Cum And Go (Old Red Lion), Timon Of Athens (National), Cross Purpose (Crypt Gallery), Schoolboy (Cockpit), Romeo and Juliet (Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square), The Snow Queen (Simply Theatre) and Shedding (Tristan Bates). Film/TV includes Gagarin (Paris Pictures, dir Oliver Lewis) and The Raid (National Geographic).