James McDermott: Rubber Ring

James McDermott: Rubber Ring

23rd October 2019


Written and Performed by James McDermott

Jimmy is sixteen, sexually confused and stuck in Sheringham. He’s screwed. Well he isn’t actually: that’s the problem... When pop star Morrissey comes to London, Jimmy flees to the city to try and find his hero and himself.

'Rubber Ring' is a coming of age comedy about growing up queer in a rural community, learning to love yourself, love your roots and love without labels.

'Rubber Ring' opened at The Pleasance Islington and transferred to The Tristan Bates Theatre in London's West End prior to a UK tour. 'Rubber Ring' won New Wolsey Ipswich's Pulse Festival Suitcase Prize and is currently being adapted for TV with Hat Trick Productions (Outnumbered, Father Ted).

***** "There are few things I've enjoyed more than Rubber Ring" London City Nights

***** "McDermott is an emerging talent in total control of his craft" Boyz Magazine

**** "McDermott writes with punchlines that leave you teary-eyed from laughing” Camden Review

**** “A humorous look at rural England and the challenges facing LGBT teens who live far away from the big city… There are few plays I have seen that had audiences laughing so long and so regularly" Carns Theatre Passion

**** "A sensitively told tale of a young man finding his place in the world” West End Wilma

“Remember his name: James McDermott. His precise and glittering use of language, his sympathy and humour, gripped the audience, as he recaptured all the pains and struggles of young adulthood” Eastern Daily Press

Admission by Pay What You can Afford.
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.
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