Director | Playwright



The Bunker Theatre
September 11-28th, 2018

★★★★★ "One of the best new plays we have seen this summer" | Jack the Lad Magazine
★★★★ "poignant, current and witty" | LondonTheatre1
★★★★ "Witty and sharp" | LGBTQ Arts Review
★★★★ "extremely memorable" | Spy in the Stalls
★★★★ “wonderful and unlike other LGBT+ plays that I’ve seen recently.” | Hayley Sprout
"An orchestrated riot of sound and movement" | The Stage

Interview with The Stage: ‘My First…’
Interview with Hayley Sprout Theatre Blog, here.

John King
Director: Robbie Taylor Hunt
Producer: Emma Daisy Groome
Designer: Natalie Johnson
Sound Designer: Julian Starr
Lighting Designer: Catja Hamilton
Production Stage Manager: Saskia Baylis
PR Manager: Lauren Gauge PR
Cast: Cormac Elliott, Clare McGrath, Ashling O'Shea, Katherine Laheen, Charlie Ferguson.

“You know what would really fuck them off? If you went out there and found the least suitable, most inappropriate, most outrageous hunk of a man that this fine city has to offer, and the pair of you rock up to that church service in May, arm in arm.”
Seán is feeling wronged because his boyfriend Tim has been excluded from a family wedding back home in Ireland. What does it matter that they’ve just broken up? The problem for his family is that Tim is femme, fabulous and worst of all, English. Spurred on by righteous anger, Seán is determined to do something about it.
As Greek myths, hook-up apps, and the musical stylings of Sinéad O’Connor collide, Seán launches into his hunt for the most disruptive possible plus-one.
What could possibly go wrong?

Previous praise for AIRLOCK:

★★★★★ LondonTheatre1 - "WIFE takes an already tantalisingly creative anthology of poetry to a new level of imagination."

★★★★ BroadwayBaby, for WIFE – “The show crackles along with a significant amount of fizz and humour […] An engrossing, moving and captivating hour.”

★★★★ BroadwayBaby, for KURSK – “This production by AIRLOCK is atmospheric and beautifully realised […] A genuine pleasure to watch.”


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Photography by Séamus Ryan.

Photography by Séamus Ryan.


Old Red Lion Showcase, June 2018. Photos by Gabriel Agronoff.

Rehearsals, September 2018. Photos by Emily Dixon.