19:45, Tue 17th – Sat 21st October 2017 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 2
“Imagine - not caring, aw just for a second - just imagine...."
Exams are over - the real world awaits.
One last party. Five chairs, four boys, countless mistakes.
At the dawn of graduation, Benny, Cam, Timp and Mack are confronted with the uncomfortable reality of their dissipating youth and freedom. Laura and Sophie are struggling with their paradoxical desire to grow up yet circumvent responsibility. Faced with an unfamiliar kind of time pressure, they must decide whether to resist or embrace a world that doesn’t seem to want or need them.
Drugs and denial provide the only comfort to all the real and imagined menace that linger beyond the window of their clustered Edinburgh flat. Within sight but safely out of reach.
The temperature rises, the rubbish starts to pile and the emotional cocktail of responsibility, frustration and guilt tips over.
Funny and bleak in equal measure, Ella Hickson’s Boys offers an honest glimpse into the joys and tribulations of growing up. The play cleverly probes and challenges masculine conventions to ask, what happens when the party is over?