Rupert Bevan’s new Darling Boy explores loneliness

In this brand new Australian one-man show, actor and writer Rupert Bevan explores connection and loneliness through the eyes of a young gay man who feels increasingly disconnected from the world around him and the queer community itself.

Through nights in bars and clubs that leave him feeling empty and awkward sexual encounters, Darling Boy feels an agonising sense of disillusionment. He questions what it means to be a young queer person today. If he doesn’t feel like he fits into the ‘gay scene’, and feels like a ‘bad gay’, then where does he fit in? He’s trying to get over his first love, the memory of which lingers, and there is so much he and his family aren’t talking about.

Does loneliness ever pass, or is it just part of growing up? DARLING BOY explores the journey we all go on to understand love and ourselves; discovering the loneliness of being yourself and the integrity that it takes to become yourself.

“This play is acerbic, hilarious and heartbreaking. It brings into focus new questions about how we live our lives in a modern queer world. I present this show to make others feel less alone.” noted the producer.

While all are welcome to attend, there are some warnings to consider. The show contains references to sexual assault, self-harm, suicide, mental health, and homophobia, and audiences that may experience triggers from any of the aforementioned themes should take into consideration their wellbeing before attending.

The Butterfly Club will host the premiere of DARLING BOY from May 16th – with a stellar creative team behind the scenes. The show includes Lucy Rossen as Co-Director/Dramaturg, Rupert Buesst as Sound Designer, Sam Diamond as Lighting Design, and Stage Management by Brooke Simmonds.

Visit The Butterfly Club website to grab a ticket, or to find out more information. 

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