The Old Red Lion Theatre will present the debut play of John O’Donovan directed by Thomas Martin from the 30th August until the 24th September. 

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Selected through the new Old Red Lion Theatre literary department, John O’Donovan’s debut play examines gay love between two men who haven’t had much love in their short lives. Set against a backdrop of violence and bravado, this play features drink, drugs and homosexuality in this rooftop drama.

Thomas Martin directs  Ammar Duffus and Alan Mahon in this production that looks at how Ireland becoming the first country to legalise gay marriage by public vote, examining the defenses associated with such a dramatic change in public perception in a short space of time, and the differences between big city and small town attitudes still present today.

John O’Donovan is a London-based playwright from Co. Clare, Ireland. A graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme, his short plays include Haiy Brazil (Southwark Playhouse); Rogue and For Whom the Bell Tolls (Theatre503); The Home Front (Druid Theatre, Galway); Zugunruhe and After Virgil (RADA); The Castle Inn (Clapham Omnibus) and The Starveling (Miniaturists, Arcola).

The production will feature designs by Georgia de Grey, lighting by Derek Anderson and sound designed by Jon McLeod.

If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You will play at the Old Red Lion Theatre from the 30th August until the 24th September. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/if-we-got-some-more-cocaine-i-could-show-you-how-i-love-you.html

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