Preview: Renaissance Men at 53two

The marvellously titled Bag of Beard Theatre had me at…

…it’s a Millennial Withnail and I…

when telling me about their show Renaissance Men, coming to 53two on 19 and 20 April.

Fresh from sell out shows at the Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington, this is Manchester’s (and surrounding areas of course – in fact who am I to forbid long-distance travel to this?) chance to see this dark comedy about life, art and friendship.

With desperately sad stories on this issue emerging all too frequently, regarding those we both do and don’t know, this exploration of masculinity and mental health promises to be timely and profound.

Written by James Patrick and Alexander Knott, the play is set in a squalid London flat (sounding familiar?!), and tells the story of Quentin and Irvine, a vow to give up drinking alongside a plan to open an art supply shop to fund their boozing (sounds like a better plan than a simple demand, no?).

The show has already garnered some of the finest reviews available to humanity…

…An utter delight to watch (North West End)

A riotous comedy – topical, original and very funny (Theatre Things)

For tickets and more details visit http://53two.com/renaissance-men/4593772681

Tickets are £10 with £2 unwaged available.

If you need any more convincing, read my love letter to fringe here


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