Nominated for 6 Offies
Best New Play | Best Production | Best Director | Best Male Performance | Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role | Best Sound Designer
Dembe and Sam have been seeing each other for a while. They should be wondering where this is going and when to introduce each other to their families. But they’re gay and this is Uganda. The consequences of their relationship being discovered will be explosive. Especially for Dembe, whose brother goes into the pulpit each week to denounce the evils of one man loving another.
Guardian Top 10 Theatre of 2015 – Alfred Hickling
Nominated for Best New Play at the Manchester Theatre Awards
The London premiere of The Rolling Stone, winner of a Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2013 and first premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in April 2015 to critical acclaim.
Chris Urch’s plays include Land of Our Fathers (Theatre503/Trafalgar Studios).
Ellen McDougall’s directing work includes The Glass Menagerie (Headlong), Anna Karenina (Royal Exchange Theatre), Idomeneus (Gate), Henry the Fifth (Unicorn) and Glitterland (Secret Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith). Her production of Ivan and the Dogs was nominated for an Olivier Award.
'the power of a play should never be underestimated' – read an interview with Chris Urch
An Orange Tree Theatre and Royal Exchange Theatre co-production
Estimated running time 2 hours 5 minutes including interval
Suitable for ages 14+
Production photos by Manuel Harlan
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