A semi-autobiographical play exploring mental health in queer relationships. Featuring a banana, four mental breakdowns & a f**king weed lollipop, this emotional rollercoaster will take you back to revisit your first love.
Follow the tale of Jackson & Peter as they embark on a journey of falling for each other & trying to make it work after it all falls apart. Who’s right and who’s wrong? We’re in a Grey Area after all.
Fragmented, intimate memories unveil truths about love & morality. The story highlights quirks, complexities & nuances of LGBTQIA+ relationships while exploring what makes the pursuit of peace (& the suffering it can cause) a universal experience. A world of reflections & yarn, designed by a multi-award-winning team, encourages you to piece together the characters’ memories & take from them what you need.
“Grey Area” will also be at King’s Head Theatre: 27 February-5 March.
Press & Reviews
"It’s really nice to see an honest portrayal of a gay relationship with flaws and all, treated with the same humanity and complexity as straight romances."
- M. Hudson, Writer
"The disjointed narrative provides a brilliant framework for Jonny’s implicit storytelling, to elevate a ‘simple’ slice of life to a play that captivated its sold-out audience."
- A. D. Watson
"A beautiful play about two teens in love and life’s many little grey areas that are impossible to predict. It’s a story that a lot of people will find themselves relating to."
- L. K. Nielsen
"One of the most successful openings we have had at the Pen Theatre. Beautiful writing, directing and acting!"
- MJ, Artistic Director at Pen Theatre
"A delight to watch. Joyful, endearing and hard-hitting. The clever writing and beautiful direction kept me completely engrossed throughout."
- Rea Macduff
Cast & Creative Team Actor (Jackson): JONNY PEYTON-HILL
Actor (Peter): LEWIS KENNEDY
Author: JONNY PEYTON-HILL
Director: CHIARA VIRGILIO
Movement and Intimacy Director: KIREN VIRDEE
Set designer: IOANA CURELEA
Sound designer: DAVID DENYER
Light designer: AMY HILL
Assistant Director: MARTHA WILSON
Stage Manager: LAUREN CLEOBURY-BRADFORD