About a Goth

Sat 5th – Sat 19th Aug 2017


“"I decide to have a wank, but even that is doomed. I worry about getting stains on my black duvet - if only my jizz was as dark as my soul!"”





Gritty Theatre


A coming of age tale that is less a comedy about coming out, more one of coming to terms with oneself, Tom Wells’ ‘About a Goth’ is a somewhat raucous, and definitely rude piece about the inevitable trials and tribulations a gay teenage Goth in the 21st Century. Nick’s hilarious misadventures get him into all sorts of sticky situations; it is only when something unforeseen happens at the old people’s home where he (reluctantly) volunteers part time does he realise that there is more to life than lip-synching to Céline Dion, sipping bottles of half-drunk mead and yearning for oblivion.

‘About a Goth’ is both extremely funny and touching. 17-year-old Nick is desperate for his parents to reject him on the grounds of his sexuality but, as ‘the world’s most cheerful medieval re-enactors’, they are more interested in taking part in a re-staging of the battle of Agincourt than worrying that their only son desperately languishes in being a troubled teenager. This comedy manages to both work with the clichés about being a gay teenager and dispel the myths surrounding the difficulties that some young gay people still face.

Warning: contains (bad) dancing to the Sugar Babes, partial nudity, a brief reference to Geri Halliwell and a Starbucks Mint Frappucino (well, it’s the most Goth thing that they serve!)

Birmingham based Gritty Theatre is fast gaining a reputation for visceral story-telling, Our focus is to discover and nurture new audiences by performing a repertoire that consists of modern works that reflect the concerns and issues of the communities that we live and work in. We remain convinced that drama should not only change lives, but also be a part of everyday life for everyone.

Admission: £5 – £10(£8)

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