A Partnership

A Partnership

by Rory Thomas-Howes

Kings Head Theatre & National Tour, 2022

Producer: Rory Thomas-Howes & Paper Mug

Cast: Ben Hadfield, Sasha Kane

Designer: Blythe Brett

Intimacy Co-ordinator: Mary Malone

Technical Stage Manger: Katie Galbraith

Images: Lidia Crisafulli

Supported by Arts Council England

11th March - EDGE THEATRE, MANCHESTER

12th March - STUDIO THEATRE, SHEFFIELD

18th March - RIVERHEAD THEATRE, LOUTH

24th March - OXFORD PLAYHOUSE

1st April - PHOENIX ARTS THEATRE, BORDON

4th and 4th April - TOWN AND GOWN

10th & 11th April - KING'S HEAD THEATRE, LONDON

23rd April - THE LIGHTHOUSE, POOLE

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 nine years in the making, and finally make a decision about their future.

In real-time over an hour, 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.

Alex directed the development workshop for this acclaimed two-hander, during which the original script was re-developed through research and long form improvisation. He was sadly unable to direct the final production due to a scheduling clash. 

NOMINATED- The London Pub Theatres Standing Ovation Award 2022

★★★★★ - 'A vitally important piece of LGBTQI+ writing'- Theatre Weekly

★★★★★- Utterly, utterly heart-breaking'- EdFringe Review

★★★★★- 'Just brilliant'- The Derek Awards

★★★★- 'Powerfully unique and timely'- Broadway World UK

★★★★- 'Artfully constructed'- Broadway Baby

★★★★- 'An unexpected gem... it has raised the bar'- Theatre Bubble

★★★★- 'Incredibly funny, raw and clever'- WithinherWords

★★★★- 'An in-depth consideration of problems in a long-term relationship'- UKTW

★★★★- 'Honest, moving, truly powerful'- EdFest Mag