ALIBI (OR SOME PLACE ELSE)
Duration - 90mins
2021 - Punk / Indie / Theatre / Heartbreak
A derelict ageing twink moves to London on a theatrical whim. Chaos ensues, and his life becoming an intoxicating vortex of sex, drugs, and deceit.
‘A tour-de-force of writing and performance’
A derelict ageing twink moves to London on a theatrical whim. Chaos ensues, and his life becoming an intoxicating vortex of sex, drugs, and deceit. His gateway to this treacherous world is the mysterious PC, an international man of mystery, a money launderer, and a fraud. He promises fame but delivers breakdown. Meanwhile, the people are revolting, on a scale we’ve never witnessed before, and it is his relationship with Nick, the young revolutionary, that just might save him.
ALIBI (OR SOMEPLACE ELSE) is a play for a society in crisis. His most confessional piece, it is also Willing’s most dishonest, for the central concern is the magnetism of the theatrical lie in a world that is done with truth.
But at its heart this is a love story. A queer romance that swings from violence to tenderness in moments, dealing with issues of addiction, punishment and ultimately the radical act of forgiveness.
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"Theatrically offbeat and fantastically diverse, Willing is a one-man groove factory who is just as at home crafting mock glam jams as he is pouring his flawless falsetto over an ocean of synths... his genius lies in his uncanny ability to balance restraint and excess, never sacrificing true musicianship over shallow one-hit-wonders.’
- the Soundcheck
Artist - Will Hannagan
Director- Siena Stone
Production & Costume Design - Alexandra McCloud Gibson
Sound Design - Cosma Renfree
Lighting Design - Tim Bonser