I ♥ Peterborough

I ♥ Peterborough

  • By Joel Horwood
  • 9 - 13 & 15 - 20 Oct, 7.15pm. Sat 20 Oct 3.30pm
  • £10 - £15

‘Horwood has a gift for capturing place and time with clear-eyed lyricism.’ ★★★★ Independent

‘There is no doubting the vividness of the writing or Horwood’s startling ability to turn a killer phrase.’ Guardian

Joel Horwood, creator of the highly-acclaimed I Caught Crabs in Walberswick, has come up with a darkly comic show which takes the form of a chaotic cabaret act fronted by Lulu a big bloke with a thirty-something son, six-inch heels, a dodgy wig and a riveting story to tell.

The father and son double-act are Peterborough born and bred. Both brought up in this overlooked city best known for its brickworks, railway station and passport office. In seventy minutes the family’s lives are laid bare whilst, in the background, the sounds of the Sex Pistols, David Bowie and Kate Bush underscore the family history.

This is a frenetic story of ‘growing up gay’ in a provincial city complete with wedgies in the school bogs and heavy petting at the lido!

The Clinic
Join playwright Joel Horwood and Soho’s Artistic Team for a two day course covering a broad range of topics on the craft and career of playwriting.