Straight by DC Moore, based on the 2009 film “Humpday”, this is a story about two college friends reunited after a seven-year hiatus. ★★★★★
Lewis (Henry Pettigrew) has settled down to a life of wedded domesticity with Morgan (Jessica Ransom) whilst Waldorf (Philip McGinley) has been leading the carefree life of a traveller on the Far East hippy trail. Waldorf shows up out of the blue and immediately encroaches on Lewis and Morgan’s already cramped life in a tiny studio flat fate has forced them into, bedding down on their sofa and showing no signs of leaving soon.
The men easily slip back into their college boys personas and end up on a drunken night out which culminates in a dare instigated by Waldorf. Upon sobering up Lewis realises he has agreed to make a porn film with Waldorf for an erotic art festival. Goaded by Waldorf about his insecurities and careful existence, Lewis refuses to back down from the dare and they stage is set for an exploration of male friendship and sexuality.
The laughs come thick and fast with some great one-liners and a brilliant back and forth between Lewis and Steph after he comes home to find a stoned woman in his flat.
See it at the Crucible in Sheffield till 24th of November:http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/event/straight-12
See it at the Bush Theatre in London from the 27th November to 22nd December:
In between visits to the theatre, watching films, photography, walking, scuba diving and singing (badly); Paul writes for TheGayUK.