14 January 2016 — 20 February 2016
Written by Chris Urch, directed by Ellen McDougall,
Dembe and Sam have been seeing each other for a while. They should be wondering where this is going and when to introduce each other to their families. But they’re gay and this is Uganda. The consequences of their relationship being discovered will be explosive. Especially for Dembe, whose brother goes into the pulpit each week to denounce the evils of one man loving another.
Guardian Top 10 Theatre of 2015 – Alfred Hickling
Nominated for Best New Play at the Manchester Theatre Awards
The London premiere of The Rolling Stone, winner of a Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2013 and first premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in April 2015 to critical acclaim.
Ellen McDougall’s directing work includes The Glass Menagerie (Headlong), Anna Karenina (Royal Exchange Theatre), Idomeneus (Gate), Henry the Fifth (Unicorn) andGlitterland (Secret Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith). Her production of Ivan and the Dogswas nominated for an Olivier Award.