Charlie Condou stars in an hilarious new comedy
Following an acclaimed Broadway run, the hilarious Straight White Men arrives at Southwark Playhouse for four weeks only.
Raucous, surprising and fearless – the ever-adventurous playwright Young Jean Lee takes an outside look at the traditional father/son play narrative, shedding new light on a story we think we know all too well.
A Korean American playwright whose work revels in subversive explorations of identity, Lee compassionately investigates straight white male identity in a way that is as hilarious as it is revealing.
Straight White Men is booking from 10 November 2021 until 4 December 2021 at Southwark Theatre, London.
What is Straight White Men about?
As Ed, a widower, prepares to celebrate Christmas, he calls his three grown sons back to the family home. Games are played, Chinese food is ordered, and brotherly pranks and trashtalk distract them from the on-going issue that threatens to ruin the festivities: when identity matters and privilege is a problem, what is a straight white man to do?
Who is in the cast of Straight White Men?
The cast features Charlie Condou (Marcus Dent in Coronation Street and Ben Sherwood in Holby City), Simon Rouse (DCI Jack Meadows in The Bill), Cary Crankson, Alex Mugnaioni, Kamari Romeo and Kim Tatum.
Straight White Men is directed by Steve Kunis with movement direction by Christina Fulcher, set design by Suzu Sakai, costume design by Beth Colley, lighting design by Rajiv Pattani, soudndesign by Mwen and casting by Lucy Casson.
Reviews of Straight White Men★★★★ "A timely identity study that gives a powerful critique of 21st-century white male psychology" - The Guardian
★★★★ "Lee’s play is funny, well-observed, often surprisingly gentle, and refreshingly nuanced" - Evening Standard
★★★★ "They perform laugh-out-loud dance routines punctuated by age-old resentments and quibbles " - The Arts Desk
Venue InformationSouthwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest Tube or Train: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 35, 40, 133, 136, 333, 343, C10, N35, N133, N343