No Sweat

No Sweat

Pleasance Theatre · 04 FEB - 29 FEB

Did you know there is a LGBTQ+ homelessness crisis?

Lyn Gardner avatar
30 January 2020  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“The Pleasance is turned into a sauna, complete with locker rooms, toilets, towels and benches for Vicky Moran’s story about homelessness, youth and the trio of young men who take refuge in a gay sauna. Inspired by the cast and creatives’ own experiences, and using clips from interviews, the play uncovers a hidden world where young men use Grindr to find temporary shelter but sometimes put themselves at risk in the process. Writer and director Moran has worked on several productions with Cardboard Citizens.”

Overview

Working together with young LGBTQ+ ex/homeless people in London, Vicky Moran’s new play shines a light on a forgotten generation of homeless youth.

Combining real stories, verbatim interview clips and an original score, No Sweat reveals stories from within the world of gay saunas - a common place for young homeless people to seek accommodation. In a world where stability is a second from slipping through your fingers, austerity combined with prejudice sees young people putting themselves at risk all too often.

We invite you inside our very own sauna. Here you'll meet Tristan, Alf and Charlie who will show you the ropes when it comes to survival. But how long can they battle against the system? No Sweat is an examination of friendship, family and the fight for recognition.

Age Recommendation: 16+

*This show contains haze and adult content.

Critic reviews

Moving but unfocused drama exploring the issue of homelessness among young gay men

The Stage

Date & time

Until 29 Feb
Tue 4 Feb - Sat 29 Feb, 3.30pm, 6pm & 8pm

Venue

Pleasance Theatre
Carpenters Mews, North Road N7 9EF London, UK · Get Directions
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