20:00, Thu 17th February 2022 at ADC Theatre (Larkum Studio)
Lent Week 4
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self-harm and/or other intentional self-injury
death and/or dying
Henry has a dream to study Classics at Cambridge, so his mum finds Maurice, a Latin tutor in his 40s who is more than a little eccentric. Set in the heart of Swaledale, ‘Antinous in the Swale’ explores a young man’s relationship to his home and his family.
Slowly, as the year goes on, Henry and Maurice find themselves growing ever closer, but piece by piece an image of Maurice’s past comes to light and Henry finds himself unsure of who it is he has fallen in love with. The lines between fact and myth become increasingly blurred until Henry must turn to his mum, his rock, for help.
A tender, queer coming of age story, reflecting on the isolating nature of a rural hometown where options are few and good queer role-models fewer, the play brings to light a queer experience so rarely seen on stage or film.
This performance is recommended for audiences aged 18+