Ally turns 30 tomorrow. Zach’s on the sofa. Ally misses the past. Zach’s scared of the future.
‘We aren’t normal Zach. We can’t be. So why are we trying to be?’
Can two men in modern-day London have a long-lasting, monogamous relationship? Paper Mug Theatre presents five-star (Theatre Weekly, EdFringe Review), award-winning playwright Rory Thomas-Howes’ debut play A Partnership, winner of an Off West End Commendation, longlisted for the prestigious Bruntwood Prize and sell-out hit at Edinburgh Fringe 2019.
A Partnership, a relationship comedy-drama featuring two men, has no angels, no AIDS and no other characters – it looks into the changing face of homophobia, as partners Ally and Zach are forced to have a conversation five years in the making, and finally make a decision about their future. In real-time, on the eve of Ally’s 30th birthday, he and Zach question whether we can – or should – be ‘normal,’ as internalised homophobia casts a silent shadow over their relationship.
‘Vividly believable… incredibly astute… funny, shocking and a vitally important piece of LGBTQ+ writing’ – Greg Stewart, Theatre Weekly
‘Just brilliant’ – The Derek Awards
‘Funny, feisty and utterly, utterly heart-breaking… the script is superb’ – Maria Cleasby, Ed Fringe Review