Coming Clean
Closed 2h 5m
Coming Clean
74

Coming Clean London Reviews and Tickets

74%
(91 Ratings)
Positive
77%
Mixed
9%
Negative
14%
Members say
Entertaining, Dated, Quirky, Confusing, Funny

About the Show

Tony and Greg are in a committed open relationship. But cracks begin to appear when Robert arrives.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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50 Reviews | 5 Followers
70
Great writing, Entertaining

See it if an 80s gay story interests you.

Don't see it if an 80s gay story doesn't interest you.

221 Reviews | 42 Followers
69
Relevant, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Dated

See it if The struggles of open relationships and a little nudity interests you

Don't see it if your expecting a great resolution kinda sad and lacking a bit in script

36 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Quirky, Funny, Dated, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to see an origin 80s play that’s a sitcom with gay characters just being human!

Don't see it if You are not LGBTQI friendly

29 Reviews | 1 Follower
64
Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Raunchy, Confusing

See it if You want a clever story about modern sexual politics in the gay community.

Don't see it if You expect realistic character development.

1 Review | 0 Followers
85
No nudity, Made it up in second, Slow start, Entertaining, Dated

See it if You like relationships that are Gay, the ups and downs of living together. You think open relationships are ok.

Don't see it if Don’t like men kissing or swearing

1 Review | 0 Followers
80
Very real, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if The topic was too real . It happens today , people get married and cheat each other . Is better to talk to about it . No one will suffer .

Don't see it if Nothing to say here . Probably some of the actors to speak a bit loud . Couldn’t hear sometimes but in general all good . Good fun ! Read more

1 Review | 0 Followers
15
Insipid, Confusing, Disappointing, Entertaining, Banal

See it if The look inside an open relationship dynamic in 80s should feel as similar then as it does today

Don't see it if You want the edgy original version. There is no casual nudity and authentic sexual chemistry here.

Critic Reviews (9)

West End Best Friend
April 3rd, 2024

"...a hilarious if not gutting glimpse into the open relationship of a couple"
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The Times (UK)
January 13th, 2020
For a previous production

Interesting as a time capsule, but otherwise entirely predictable.
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The Arts Desk
January 14th, 2019
For a previous production

Kevin Elyot play has lost the pathos if not the plot...1982 play needs sharpening in this shallow revival of a revival
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London Theatre
January 14th, 2019
For a previous production

It's also a frank and penetrating play (in every sense), but it is played with longing and feeling.
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The Guardian (UK)
January 13th, 2019
For a previous production

[Coming Clean] is nothing like as perfect as in [Kevin Elyot's] later work but, as this production reminds us, the promise is palpably there.
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The Independent (UK)
August 9th, 2017
For a previous production

This bittersweet 1980s comedy offers a frank, moving portrait of gay relationships just before the Aids crisis.
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The London Evening Standard
January 14th, 2019
For a previous production

At times the discussion of desire and jealousy is laboured, but humour is injected by the couple’s flamboyant friend William.
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WhatsOnStage
January 14th, 2019
For a previous production

Coming Clean helped blaze a trail for explorations of gay culture in big West End venues. For that reason, and for four quality performances, Elyot's debut is well worth a look.
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