No Sweat

Vicky Moran & Reece McMahon

4th Feb 2020 - 29th Feb 2020

Downstairs - Pleasance London

8pm, 6pm, 3:30pm

Suitable for ages 16 and above


"It’s unseen. No one’s telling the stories. You don't see us on the streets because saunas and Grindr mean that gay men don't have to be homeless in the traditional sense. It's all hidden."

Did you know there is a LGBTQ+ homelessness crisis?

Working together with young LGBTQ+ ex/homeless people in London, Vicky Moran’s new play shines a light on a forgotten generation of homeless youth.

Combining real stories, verbatim interview clips and an original score, No Sweat reveals stories from within the world of gay saunas - a common place for young homeless people to seek accommodation. In a world where stability is a second from slipping through your fingers, austerity combined with prejudice sees young people putting themselves at risk all too often.

We invite you inside our very own sauna. Here you'll meet Tristan, Alf and Charlie who will show you the ropes when it comes to survival. But how long can they battle against the system? No Sweat is an examination of friendship, family and the fight for recognition.

Writer/ Director - Vicky Moran
Associate Writer - Lara Costello
Designer - Alex Berry
Sound Designer - James Ratcliffe
Production Manager/ LX - Tanya Stephenson
Assistant Director - Alistair Wilkinson
Movement Director - Temujin Gill
Producer: Reece McMahon

Performers: Manish Gandhi, James Haymer and Denhom Spurr

No Sweat is supported by The Cockayne Foundation, Lakeside Theatre, Jerwood Space, NJL Foundation and by using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

If you are affected by any of themes in the play and would like to talk to someone, please contact The Outside Project, LGBTIQ+ community centre and shelter in London: / 0207 359 5767 (10am - 1pm)

Important information:

This show contains haze and adult content.

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