Cock

By Mike Bartlett

Oct 29 – Nov 8, 2015
Performance WorksGranville Island, 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver
8:00 pm shows Tuesday through Saturday
Matinees Saturday and Sunday
Talkbacks: Nov 6 (Evening) & Nov 7 (Matinee)

About the show

John has been in a stable relationship with his boyfriend for a number of years. But when he takes a break, he accidentally falls in love with a woman. Torn between the two, filled with guilt and conflicting emotions, he doesn’t know which way to turn. His boyfriend is willing to wait for him to make a decision, but so is his girlfriend. And both are prepared to fight to keep him. As the pressure mounts, a dinner with both parties is arranged, and everyone wants to know: Who is John? What is he? And what will his decision be? Winner of the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award, Cock brilliantly questions the dual nature of sexuality and the complexities of love in the modern world.

 

Cast

Nadeem Phillip
Shawn Macdonald
Donna Soares
Duncan Fraser

Creative Team

Director: Stephen Drover
Lighting Designer: Jill White
Production Designer: Shizuka Kai
Technical Director: Conor Moore

Below find some audience and critical feedback we received on the show:

“Bartlett recognizes and challenges the ease and comfort we find in placing things into neat little boxes.”  – Mark Robbins, Vancouver Presents. You can read the full review here.

“Nadeem Phillip is captivating as the tender-hearted but ambivalent John whose inability to assert his identity leaves him at the mercy of those he loves.” – Erika Thorkelson, Vancouver Sun. You can read the full review here.

“…the theatre was as electric as if it were the site of a high-stakes sporting event.” – Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight. You can read the full review here.

“Cock is smart and funny. It teases at the edges of “how do we know who we are.” Who defines us?” – Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier. You can read the full review here.

“Great show well executed in every way. Great performances across the board!”

“So grateful for the talkback! The acting and direction was stellar. Great night of theatre.”

“It was the first time I’ve heard or seen a play that covered this subject, so I’m grateful for this experience”

 

Cock was made possible with generous support from:

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