Really Want to Hurt Me, nominated to be a part of the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence, is now having a UK tour this coming June – October. Starting out small, this group from the Flaming Theatre started to sold-out their tickets in Edinburgh Fringe and London 2018. They are loved for their dark hit comedy circling around a gay person in the 80s. Classic soundtracks from famous artists like The Smiths, Kate Bush, Tears for Fears, Culture Club, and Eurythmics are featured in this production. Dance sequences can be expected as well, making it one of the most entertaining and wistful productions ever.
Here, the production revolves around a gay person who has low self-esteem and suicidal thoughts. He struggles in an environment full of homophobic bullying yet despite everything, he relies on and thrives in the saving powers of the theatre and pop music. The production is all about directly connecting to the LGBTQ community, making it relatable for both the younger and older generations.
From bullying and heartaches to self-loathing, nothing is more relatable than this production, especially to those who are a part of the LGBTQ community. Ben SantaMaria, the director and writer of the production, states that this is a personal story that’s close to her heart.
For those who are all interested, this 75-minute production sells their tickets in local theatre box offices. To know more about the production, you can also check out the group’s Twitter account: @flamingtheatre, @ryanprice12, @bensantamaria.
You can also join their writing workshops. What’s great about this is that it’s free. So, enjoy, relax, and find a safe space where no judgement is given, just plain fun and acceptance.
Their performance, started last June 30, will end this October 26 in Nottingham Playhouse. Purchase a ticket now before they sold out. Watch them perform and have a blast.
11th July Studio Theatre, Sheffield
55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA
3rd August Barnfield Theatre, Exeter (Exeter Fringe Festival)
Barnfield Road, Exeter EX1 1SN
21st September Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR