Matt Parvin’s new drama exploring the power of status & revenge at university.
It's Freshers’ term, and Greg is loving university life. Kasper, however, is struggling. A mediation session with Kasper, Greg, and the college welfare officer has been arranged to discuss an accusation of plagiarism. Greg manages to convince the college of no wrongdoing, but when the allegations evolve into something altogether more damaging, how long can Greg remain untouchable?
'Gentlemen' examines toxic cultures and how a fear of not fitting in risks everyone losing out.
“It’s meticulously curated, from the writing to the direction...the piece remains an exceptionally thought-provoking, arresting contribution to the ongoing conversations surrounding the damage of the class divide. It’s definitely worth the trip to Dalston.”
"Amongst the bombast there are moments of quiet incision about abuse of power and male heterosexuality, but mostly Parvin’s writing feels emphatic and very neat, shutting out more complicated mess."
“Matt Parvin’s new play is a sophisticated, nuanced drama about the denigration of minority attributes (in this case sexuality) and what duties society and its institutions should fulfill to protect us – sometimes from others, sometimes from ourselves.”