The HIV Monologues @the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch
Thursday 2nd February, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Miranda @the Ace Hotel
100 Shoreditch High St
The HIV Monologues
Following a successful run with critically-acclaimed ‘The Chemsex Monologues’ – the Dragonflies theatre production company team (writer; Patrick Cash and director; Luke Davies) return the with ‘The HIV Monologues’.
A play that looks at the effects of HIV within the gay community, from AIDS to PrEP, it tackles the subject with emotion, humour and empathy. Looking at both positive and negative perspectives, what emerges is an empowering story of overcoming stigma and finding self-worth.
Alex knows nothing about HIV but knew he should have worn the power bottom singlet. Nick is his Tinder date who’s just been diagnosed positive, struggling with self-worth. Their date is going amazingly until Nick discloses his diagnosis… And Alex reacts in the worst way. Through meeting Irene, an Irish nurse who treated AIDS in the 1980s, and Barney, who was saved by the 1996 medication, Alex gets on PrEP, but will he be able to win Nick back?
With a talented cast; Denholm Spurr, Sean Hart, Charly Flyte, and Jonathan Blake, who was one of the first people to be diagnosed with HIV in the UK. His story was the inspiration for the film Pride, in which he was played by Dominic West. ‘The HIV Monologues’ signals a return to the stage for Jonathan after more than thirty years.
The play opened with three performances last October (22nd,27th,28th) at Miranda in the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch, returning for three performances in January (15th-17th) at Theatre 503 (formerly the Latchmere Theatre), Battersea Park.
The play is also back for a fourteen performance run at the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch (Feb 2nd-19th), post show Q&A’s on 7th,8th,13th & 14th performances.
Miranda, is late night entertainment space/bar below the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. Ace Hotels are a small chain of hotels headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA which aim to offer affordable hotel spaces in creative hubs around the world.