Pleasance, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London

Picture of Bingo

Event location:
Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, Islington
When:Event passed!
It was on
Tue 5th Jun 2018 to
Sun 24th Jun 2018

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Where:Pleasance, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Tuesday - Sunday: 20.00

About the event

What do you get the man that already has everything?

The world premiere of Bingo by award-winning writer Alan Flanagan comes to Pleasance London to conclude the first season in the theatre’s brand new 80-seat Downstairs. This honest and comic play explores London’s LGBTQ+ culture, what it means to find belonging through transgression, and the complexity of sexuality and sexual health.

Performed by Alan Flanagan (Everyone’s Dead! The Post-Apocalyptic Podcast, Edinburgh; Dark Shadows, Big Finish Productions) and directed by Dan Hutton (Garden, UK Tour; The Spanish Tragedy, Old Red Lion Theatre), Bingo is a stripped-back one-man show led by the pinball that is Cormac who bounces manically between his distant sexual past, and his present attempts to turn a host of survivable conditions into a liveable life.

In a quest to unspool his sexual history – wanking off another lad in the showers after a Gaelic match, losing his virginity under the watchful eye of a looping ad for Footballers' Wives, sampling the sexual and pharmaceutical smorgasbord of London – Cormac tells the story about an Irishman and one defining moment…

Following his first ever STI test, Cormac discovers the unthinkable: he's contracted everything, running the gamut from the potentially lethal to the irrepressibly itchy and back again. The doctor has pamphlets, but as Cormac sprints into the Archway traffic, only one word rattles around his mind: "Bingo".

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