Quilt and Croissant, a comic monologue about a gay couple who open up a seaside bed and breakfast, will make its debut at Brighton Fringe from May 6-8. Written by playwright Geoff Saunders, the piece will be performed at the 15-seater venue Sweet @ The Welly in Brighton.
Quilt and Croissant looks at the themes of monogamy and ageing, particularly within the gay community, and was partially inspired by a real-life stay in a Brighton bed and breakfast.
Geoff: said: “When I wrote the play, I was trying to get my head around the idea that in lots of gay couples, sex and the love relationship were on slightly different planes.
“It’s also about realising that the life you dreamed about is not the life you have, and the compromises you make with that.”
Quilt and Croissant will be produced and performed by local actor Ben Grafton, who has also written an additional scene in response to Saunders’ original work.
Ben said: “When I first read the piece it struck a chord; it’s imbued with Brighton’s unique soul, and while the issues raised speak directly to the gay community, they are also universal.
“I’m delighted Geoff has allowed me to stage it and to put my own stamp on the story.”
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