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All The Bens


  • Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester The Kings Arms, Salford (map)
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Ben likes Al, but Al says he’s straight. Al likes Henry, but not in that way. Besides, Al has other things to worry about. Like his girlfriend. And finding a job. And life.

Henry likes the number 7.

But then everything changes as Ben chases Al, Henry states the obvious and they all visit A&E. And all the time Al tries to understand the world around him, his place in it and his ability to love.

All the Bens is a vibrant portrayal of loneliness, desire, sexuality and what happens when you meet your monster in the park.

Funny, sharp and brutal, this contemporary love story, first seen as part of Manchester’s 24:7 festival, contains some strong and explicit language.

Suitable for 15+

First seen at Manchester’s 24:7 Theatre Festival, All the Bens is a funny and moving 60-minute play dealing with sexuality, loneliness, special needs and internet meets.

Directed by James Schofield (A Different Way Home, Greater Manchester Fringe double award winner, 2018), the new staging by 1974 Productions promises a fresh perspective on this engaging and contemporary play.

Thurs 25th July - 9pm - Kings Arms, Salford

Fri 26th July - 9pm - Kings Arms, Salford

Weds 31st July - 7:30pm - Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Thurs 1st August - 7:30pm - Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Earlier Event: July 25
Karima Francis & Annabel Allum
Later Event: July 26
Grace Petrie