A gay rom-com for every body
Guy is a gay millennial looking for love... Guy is fat, nerdy and shy... Guy feels like he doesn’t fit in to the gay community.
But when a rejection on Grindr pushes Guy to make terrible life choices, he is forced to confront his inner demons, all the while pushing away everyone close to him. With 12 heart-pounding electronic-pop anthems, this millennial odyssey through bingeing, gyming, prejudice, hook ups, beauty standards, and stolen identity is a much-needed reminder that the only person you can be is yourself.
What people thought...
✭✭✭✭✭ Theatre Box
✭✭✭✭✭ Boyz Magazine
✭✭✭✭✭ Fairy Powered
✭✭✭✭½ The Reviews Hub
✭✭✭✭½ Manchester Theatre Award
✭✭✭✭ British Theatre
✭✭✭✭ London Theatre 1
✭✭✭✭ Theatre Weekly UK
✭✭✭✭ The Review Chap
✭✭✭✭ West End Wilma
✭✭✭✭ Jack The Lad
✭✭✭✭ Matthew Cleverly’s Blog
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Hyde's idiosyncratic techno-pop score is excellent... haunting ballads are effortlessly fused with original pop anthems to create a genuinely contemporary score that's rich in its detail and intricate in its rhythms.
These hardy and inventive creatives... give us something special. [Leo&Hyde] could be writing for the pop industry and maybe very soon they will be.
A monumental piece with an imperative message... this musical could go all the way.
A theatrical saga of love and discovery... a masterclass in creating theatrical mood and ambience with music. Some of these songs sound and feel like classics.
Greater Manchester Reviewer
The story so far
We've played at 22 theatres in the UK so far: Alnwick Playhouse, Arts Centre Washington, Barnard Castle, Birmingham Old Rep, Blue Orange Theatre, The Bunker, Buxton Opera House, Edge Hill Arts Centre, Hartlepool Town Hall, The King's Head Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Hall Hexham, New Wimbledon Theatre, Saltburn Community Theatre, Square Chapel Arts Centre, The Old Library Mansfield, Theatre By The Lake, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, The Turbine Theatre, Waterside Arts Centre, and 53Two.
AZIZ | Aarian Mehrabani GUY is Aarian’s professional debut. He is currently in his final year of training at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Previous theatre credits include ‘BRINK’ and ‘Nothing; (Royal Exchange Theatre). He also happens to be one of the first visually impaired actors to have trained at a conservatoire.”
JOE / DOM / Etc | Steve Banks Originally from Dover, Steve Banks graduated with a First Class BA (Acting) degree from University of Northampton. Since then, he has worked in puppeteering, masking, screen, stage - and musical productions. Recent credits include: Twelfth Night (FrontRoom Productions), Prince Benington in Snow White - and a Smirnoff advert!
GUY | Ben Raymond Originally from County Durham but now proudly living in Liverpool as an honorary scouser, graduated from Edge Hill University in 2019 with a first-class BA in Musical Theatre, as well as performing I like to write and produce and I’m hugely passionate about new British musical theatre.
TYLER | Elliott Wooster Elliott has been part of workshops for Tainted the Musical (The Vaults), Eternally Yours (Concept Album), and Eight - A Steampunk Opera (Concept Album & The Other Palace). Elliott can be seen in the upcoming series 'Survive' streaming on Quibi.