Preview by Jack Foley
THE London premiere of Queer Counsel, a new play by Nick
Bamford, will open at The Warehouse Theatre Croydon from
April 16 to May 9.
Directed by Rob Swinton, and presented by FOD Productions, the
play centres around the debate surrounding gay clergy, which continues
to tear the Anglican
Queer Counsel will explore the human cost of that debate, having
been inspired by a true story.
It is described as a moving, sometimes funny and ultimately
heart-warming tale of redemption through human contact.
Gary is 29, gay and promiscuous, while John is a fundamentalist
Christian, who regards homosexuality as an abomination.
John's son, Matthew, is 16 and
From totally polarised positions, Matthew's family and lover
grapple with the devastating fallout of his sexual initiation.
As they piece together the truth and their shattered lives, all
find themselves in uncharted waters and needing each other to
find the way forward.
The play explores themes of not only parental but also sexual
responsibility and looks at the sexual politics of the gay scene
and the low esteem in which too many gay men hold themselves in
a world where commitment is too often washed away by a torrent
of casual sex.
The cast has yet to be announced.