08/10/2022 - 09/10/2022
By Andrew HoughtonTickets
Days after Andrew ends his seven-year relationship with college sweetheart, Jake, he is messagedout of the blue by a former ‘friend’. This unwelcome advance triggers an emotional spiral as Andrewrecounts his unstable first steps into the world of gay sex and queer identity; all under the increasinglyimposing guidance of Kevin, a teacher at his drama academy.
This darkly comic, queer coming-of-age tale is presented by Pink Milk Theatre following anOffFest-nominated run at Camden Fringe 2021.
Naughty is a semi-autobiographical piece written to examine grooming in the LGBTQ+ community and the common lack of safe mentorship for queer youth. The one-person production uses multi-roling, voiceover and projections of text conversations to document the decline of a young relationship and the rise of an unhealthy dependency between student and teacher.
The initial fringe run confirmed a strong emotional response and audience engagement with this topic and, through this tour, we want to take the conversation to a wider audience. The emphasis on cyber relationships will be particularly prominent coming out of the pandemic as the current generation of queer youth were significantly isolated from their peers and support systems, with only an online community available.
Previous Feedback for ‘Naughty’
★★★★★ ‘[Houghton’s] sublime ability to multi-role is a joy to experience’ (A Younger Theatre)- https://www.ayoungertheatre.com/review-naughty-camden-fringe/
★★★★ ‘Unflinchingly honest. Powerfully conveyed’ (The Reviews Hub)
★★★★ ‘Naughty displays a strong sense of survival and celebration of self’ (LouReviews)- https://loureviews.blog/2021/08/21/review-naughty-camden-fringe/
+ access tickets are available for wheelchair users.Tickets
Post-Performance Q&A with Cast and Creatives
A 30 minute Q&A session with the Cast and Creatives of Naughty... will be held following the performance on Sunday 9th October. This will be free to anyone who has purchased a ticket to this performance, though attendence is optional.