I honestly don't want to give Adrian Pagan's new play The Back Room much exposure (no pun intended), but at the same time, it's worth posting a warning: Mr. Pagan has managed to make the lives of seedy, backstabbing rentboys boring. Sure there's plenty of skin to look at, but none of it holds an interesting or particularly deep character: you've got the gay for pay ex-squaddie, the pair of Britney Queens, the barking Scot, the preppie with a secret, and the semi-intelligent romantic interest. The dialogue is clunky, big plot twisting secret unsurprising and uninteresting, and the whole thing simply falls flat. Nice use of the stage's outside window, though.
Where: The Cock Tavern, Kilburn
When: Until 11 April, Tu-Sa @ 19:30, Su @ 17:00
How Much: £12 general admission
RZ Unofficial "Worth Paying": £1. This doesn't deserve the infamy of a worthless.
RZ Other Notes: None.