Away From Home
by Rob Ward & Martin Jameson
Kyle is comfortable with his life as a male escort until the day he is hired by a premiership footballer and finds himself falling in love. But can Kyle maintain a relationship with a closeted footballer in a country where no top flight players are out? Can he go on pretending that the homophobia endemic in the game is nothing to do with him? Does he know what a relationship means, when, for him, sex has only ever been a transaction? Can he ever tell his friends – and his family – the truth?
An edgy, moving and subversively political one-man show, laced with sharp humour, going in for a hard tackle on football’s last taboo.
‘…a singularly brave – and rather extraordinary – piece of theatre.’ The Independent
Away From Home won two awards at the prestigious Manchester Theatre Awards 2014. It was first shown at the 24:7 festival before transferring to the Jermyn Street Theatre, London and then a UK tour.