Paul Harvard’s debut play GHBoy comes to the Charing Cross Theatre, telling the tale of the East London gay party scene where a mysterious killer is targeting victims through Chemsex.
Robert is a gay man struggling to accept the death of his father and whether he would have been proud of him. He has an addiction to party drugs and struggling to commit to a serious relationship. He starts Art Therapy sessions and explores his issues with his councillor through imagery.
GHBoy is pretty good and the time flies by. All of the actors do well and give convincing performances, although the dialogue sometimes feels disjointed (this may have been a creative choice to do). The set design is nice and changes between scenes work well.
Jon Pashley directs Sylvester Akinrolabu (Devon/Calvin/Chima/Josh/Delroy /William), Geoff Aymer (Benjamin), Marc Bosch (Sergi Castell), Buffy Davis (Debbie Finch), Jimmy Essex (Robert Finch), Devesh Kishore (Simon Waring), and Aryana Ramkhalawon (Jasminder Panghal).
GHBoy is playing at the Charing Cross Theatre until 20 December.
Reviewed by West End Wilma
Photo: Bettina John