Long time readers of this blog (?) may remember that back in the winter of 2009 I reviewed the double-bill of Stefan Golaszewski’s plays, Stefan Golaszewski Speaks About A Girl He Once Loved and Stefan Golaszewski Is A Widower, two heartbreaking tales of lost love. Since then Golaszewski’s gone on to write the critically acclaimed Him and Her, however he’s now gone back to the stage with a new play, Sex With A Stranger.
The former Cowards man is stepping away from the one-man monologues with a fully blown piece of theatre starring Jaime Winstone and, Him and Her lead man, Russell Tovey. So what’s it all about?
Adam (Russell Tovey) snubs his girlfriend Ruth (Naomi Sheldon), and leaves her at home while he goes out for a mate’s birthday. Later that evening he picks up Grace (Jaime Winstone) at a club and gets the nightbus back to hers. Bleak, funny and excruciatingly accurate Golaszewski’s play locates the place where three lives – with all that has gone before, and all that is yet to happen – entwine in a cheerless morass of uncertainty, boredom, loneliness and hollow lust.
Uncertainty, boredom, loneliness and hollow lust eh? I’m there.
Tickets are available here.