James Quaife Productions has announced that the world premiere of Paul Harvard‘s debut play GHBoy is now available to stream online via Vimeo on Demand.
The production was filmed on 15 December 2020, the day before a national lockdown cut short the run at Charing Cross Theatre. This recorded version will be available from 1 March for just £9.99.
GHBoy is directed by Jon Pashley and stars Sylvester Akinrolabu as Devon/Calvin/Chima/Josh/Delroy /William, Geoff Aymer as Benjamin, Marc Bosch as Sergi Castell, Jimmy Essex as Robert Finch, Devesh Kishore as Simon Waring, Aryana Ramkhalawon as Jasminder Panghal, and Nicola Sloane as Debbie Finch.
Taking place in the burgeoning party scene of East London, there lurks a dark secret as a swathe of young men are dying unexpectedly – with whispers of an unnamed killer.
In the midst of all this, Robert is grieving the death of his father. He desperately wants to be a better person, but trapped in a pattern of substance abuse and infidelity, he has a lingering fear that he will never find love and acceptance. Unexpectedly, his boyfriend Sergio proposes, compelling Robert to turn his back on addiction and self-sabotage – before he destroys this final chance at happiness. But first, he must confront a truth buried deep within his subconscious, something he himself doesn’t yet fully understand.
GHBoy features set and costume design by Bettina John, lighting design by Tony Simpson, sound design by Rona Castrioti, and movement direction by Gerrard Martin.
Written by Paul Harvard, the play was originally conceived during a writers’ course at the National Theatre led by Ola Animashuwan, and developed following a R&D grant from the Arts Council.
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