On Friday night Darren and I went to see Bison at the Oval House Theatre. It was excellent. A painfully funny and painfully true exploration of gay life in the noughties.
They was no narrative as such - just a series of character studies and sketches about four gay men. Jason (Matthew Cavan) is a young gayer learning how the gay scene works. Tom (Jonny McMillen-Patterson) is a little bit older than Jason and a little bit wiser too. He is on a journey - quite literally - discovering all that the world has to offer. Simon (Christopher Sutton) is a bit older than Tom. He goes to the max, does everything to the extreme, particularly when it comes to sex (think fisting, blood and barebacking). Finally we have Richard (Miche Doherty) who is just plain old and really rather disillusioned. The four of them are linked only by their sexuality, each one at a different stage in life, and each facing their own worries and problems.