The MP, Auntie Mandy and Me
Written and performed by Rob Ward
York Theatre Royal Studio
Sat 1 October, 7.45 pm
Meet Dom. He wants more than anything else to be an #instagay #influencer but it’s tough when no-one likes your posts, you can’t find a bloke who shares your love of trains and you live with your MDMA popping, Simply Red loving mum in a small Northern village five miles from the nearest gay.
He’d love a fabulous life with the A-Gays in the city, but his social anxiety prevents this from being a reality. It’s all a bit of an effort.
Then one day, a chance encounter with his local MP turns everything upside down. But in pursuit of the life he thinks he wants; just how much does Dom have to give up?
The MP, Aunty Mandy & Me explores consent, coercion and grooming within the gay male community with biting humour and contemporary social commentary. It is presented in association with Survivors; a Manchester based charity for survivors of male sexual abuse.
Rob Ward’s play Gypsy Queen was seen in the Studio in 2019.