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Away From Home (Hartshorn-Hook Productions and Working Production Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

In this one-man play, a male escort begins to fall in love with his premiership footballer client. Rob Ward puts in a strong central performance as Kyle, bringing a toughness and charm that is immediately captivating, but also showing the vulnerability of a man slowly losing control over a situation where he is clearly being exploited. Rob Ward and Martin Jameson’s script is vivid, sharp and funny, even if it does slightly skim over the more sinister sides of prostitution. Despite a working class lead character, don’t go to ‘Away From Home’ expecting ‘Pretty Woman’ meets the Premiership. Instead, expect a heartfelt insight into homophobia in one of the landmarks of British culture.

Assembly George Square Theatre, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]