Blowing Whistles single work   drama  
Note: Originally set in London on the eve of Gay Pride, Focus Theatre's Pete Nettell and Alice Livingstone have adapted the play to set it in Sydney on the eve of Mardi Gras.
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Blowing Whistles
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'The play is centred around Nigel and Jamie, a long-term gay couple who we meet on the eve of their tenth anniversary. Nigel and Jamie are happy and content, or so it appears from their cosy love-nest filled with Ikea furniture. But there are storm clouds brewing; Nigel has developed a fixation with gay dating website 'Gaydar', through which he has procured an unlikely anniversary present in the shape of an attractive young stranger, who goes by the promisingly lurid username of Cumboy_17.

From the start his partner Jamie doesn't seem overly keen on the idea - which is odd considering that it's not like they haven't done this kind of thing before, after all they are in an open relationship. But interestingly this arrangement is governed by a number of rules that serve to preserve the sanctity of the couple's union. Through the course of their night with 'Cumboy' a.k.a. Mark (Lindsay Farris) a number of these rules will be put to the test, with often hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking results.' Source: (Sighted 29/10/2008).

Production Details

  • First presented as a staged reading during Mardi Gras 2007 and produced by Focus Theatre at Belvoir St Downstairs Theatre, 7 February - 2 March 2008. Director: Pete Nettell

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