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Before It Starts at Etcetera Theatre

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Urban, funny and controversial; Naked Frank Theatre's latest anti-homophobia production, BEFORE IT STARTS! is a brutal and unforgiving take on teenage life, sex, social media and friendships. With this show there is 'no compromise with audience comfort zones'. Put simply, if you are squeamish about staring the hard truth of teenage homophobia in the eye and laughing lavishly in its face, then this isn't the show for you. Written and performed by a predominantly gay cast, this piece is brazen, witty and unapologetic. Teenagers can be cruel and ruthless and Naked Frank Theatre have bravely gone where others have never dared to go before. "Growing up is hard and when a new girl starts school and reveals her controversial sexuality her friends have a lot to laugh about. But when the jokes turn sour and the playful banter becomes bullying the group realise they have a lot to be sorry for." Based on true events and real life stories; Naked Frank Theatre combine written accounts and verbatim text to tell a cold story about homophobia in schools in an outlandish, controversial and hilarious manner. The playfully eclectic mix of comedy, physical performance and urban characters puts loyalty, relationships and teenage sex to the test; holding the mirror up on homophobia in a brutal and unforgiving manner. Unlike other conventional homophobia stories that pity the victim, Before It Starts approaches this story from the bully's point of view, making them likeable, funny, charismatic and oblivious of their own actions. So sit back, relax and get ready for the rawest, funniest and most offensive ride of your life. It's playful, it's honest, it's daring, it's an education for all! Oh, and remember, it's based on true events and real life accounts. Yes, people actually said these things. Teenagers can be shockingly funny!

Venue Details & Map

Etcetera Theatre

Address
265 Camden High Street
Regent's Park
London
NW1 7BU
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7482 4857
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Website
http://www.etceteratheatre.com

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