Sunday, June 16

Tag: Gate Theatre

Bootycandy – Gate Theatre
London

Bootycandy – Gate Theatre

This wasn’t a normal night at the theatre. It felt like a 1960s ‘happening’ but with smart phones in place of LSD and a post-modern, clued-up crowd who‘ve seen previous generations failed dreams and repeated ‘revolutions’ and have taken to TikTok to cuss their hippy forbears. The Summer of Love died and became the Bummer of Life. Welcome to 2023. There was a domestic installation near the entrance of the theatre, a little pop-up kitchen, complete with electric hob and saucepans full of condoms, lube and sexual health info. ’Black Joy is Power’ said one of the stickers, while brilliantly bigging up STI home testing kits and PrEP The show is presented in the round and as the lively audience took their seats, an ‘80s soul soundtrack span a semi disco vibe as Cheryl Lynn and Michael Jac...