Coming Clean

Coming Clean

Following a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run, the smash-hit play by Kevin Elyo, writer of the landmark drama My Night With Reg, returns to Trafalgar Studios 2

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6 January 2020  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Kevin Elyot’s play caused a real stir when it premiered at the Bush in 1982 because of its sexual explicitness. It examines the relationship of Tony and Greg, two gay men living in Kentish Town at a time just before Aids started to impact the gay community. The couple profess love and commitment to each other but are not averse to one-night stands. But what happens when what begins as a one-night stand develops into an affair? Adam Spreadbury-Maher’s production returns for a second time to Trafalgar Studios. It’s a reminder of the talent of the late Kevin Elyot, an actor turned playwright who went onto to write the mighty My Night with Reg.”


Tony and Greg seem to have love all figured out. They’re in a committed relationship but with room for a little more on the side whenever it takes their fancy. The only rule? Never sleep with the same man twice.

When drop-dead gorgeous Robert walks into their lives, the fragile foundations of their sexual contract are thrown into jeopardy.

Funny, fresh and packed with razor-sharp wit, Coming Clean questions the nature of fidelity and the limits of love.

Critic reviews

A revelatory look at the daily intimacy of gay relationships

The Telegraph

Thought-provoking and highly entertaining in equal measure

The Upcoming

London is lucky to have a third opportunity to see this fascinating and emotional play which has been staged beautifully

Theatre Weekly

All in all, this is an excellent success

Broadway World

Kevin Elyot revival explores boundaries of intimacy in an out and proud community

Evening Standard

Coming Clean is nevertheless a triumph in delivering Elyot’s quick wit and emotional depth

A Younger Theatre

Still feels bold and direct


Date & time

Show ended
Wed 8 Jan - Sat 1 Feb, 3pm & 7.45pm


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