We’ve been together nine years.
During that time Chris has slept with 62 people.”
Chris and Tim are married, but like 40 per cent of gay couples, they’re in an open relationship.
Switching between verbatim, storytelling and real-life comedy drama, Chris and Tim invite you under the covers for an intimate exploration of their love, jealousy and desire for one another...and many, many others.
But was it all worth it? Drawing on Grindr chats, private emails, and interviews with current and former lovers, Open is an up-close and personal modern day romance, for anyone curious enough to find out.
Christopher Adams (writer/performer) is a British-American playwright. His recent play Tumulus won the Origins Award for Outstanding New Work at VAULT 2018. His full-length plays include Antigone (UK tour), Cooked (Bread & Roses Theatre), and Shelter (Shanghai Repertory Theatre). He has attended the Royal Court Young Writers Programme and Studio Writers Group, and was a 2011-2012 US Fulbright Scholar.
Timothy Allsop (writer/performer) is an actor who trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His film and television credits include roles in The Mummy, Captain Phillips, and Detectorists (BBC), and his extensive stage work includes Helen (Shakespeare’s Globe), Therese Raquin (National Theatre), Our American Cousin (Finborough Theatre), Picture of Dorian Gray and Strangers on a Train (English Theatre Frankfurt).
Will Maynard (director) is a theatre director whose work includes Head-Rot Holiday (Hope Theatre), Tiger (VAULT Festival 2018), Finding Mr Hart (BeingHuman Festival), Sunflower (Flux Theatre / The Bunker), Gold Star (Full Disclosure Theatre) and Blavatsky’s Tower (Barons Court Theatre).
Full Disclosure Theatre are a company committed to exploring queer narratives. They are passionate about discovering unheard voices within the community, dedicated to uncovering new truths and providing a platform for artists to share, develop and collaborate. Their regular LGBTQ+ new writing night XPOSED has enjoyed sold-out performances at Southwark Playhouse and will be returning in February 2019.
A Full Disclosure Theatre production in association with Weighed In Productions and Turn of Phrase.
Writer/Performer: Christopher Adams
Writer/Performer: Timothy Allsop
Director: William Maynard
Producer: Full Disclosure Theatre
Praise for previous work (Tumulus)
Boyz **** 'This theatrical experience comes at you like an express train hurtling down the tracks.'
LGBTQ Arts Review **** 'Tumulus ... uses well-crafted and engaging storytelling, with powerful movement direction, sound, and lighting to show aspects of the deep, intimate, and devastating experiences surrounding the chemsex scene in London.'
Attitude **** 'Adams’s well-crafted script [is] filled with witty one-liners and bullet-speed dialogue...'
Jack the Lad **** '[An ]imaginatively staged, fast paced play...'
The Stage 'This is a neat piece of writing. A murder mystery, set in North-West London’s chemsex scene, that simultaneously supplies a nagging study of addiction and a compelling cross-section of the capital’s active gay community.'
There Ought To Be Clowns “A cracking piece of theatre, a “chilling queer noir” that entertains as much as it elucidates....Recommended'
Praise for previous work (A Stronger Arm)
The Guardian **** 'The piece should be taught on creative writing courses as an example of how to explore with integrity views with which the writer disagrees.'
Praise for previous work (XPOSED)
Theatre Weekly ***** 'A fantastic exhibition of what the theatre can offer'
London Theatre1 ***** ‘Showcases just how fabulously diverse the LGBTQ+ umbrella can be’
Jack the Lad **** 'The future of compelling queer theatre is in very good hands’