“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story …
I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest…” Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
From time to time major decisions have to be made, ones that will irrevocably change the rest of our life. Sometimes for some lucky appealing people it can be between different potential partners and that is a perennial winning formula for dramatic tension. Who is going to be the chosen one and who is going to lose the object of love? Or lust.
COCK, written by Mick Bartlett dives into that formula with a contemporary nod to the LGBTI community of attempting to pigeonhole people according to their sexuality.
John, the only character in the play with a proper name, breaks up with his live in stockbroker male partner, M, meets female divorced teacher’s assistant, W, has fabulous heterosexual sex for the first time then decides that he wants M back but is still besotted by W and all she has to offer. Continue reading COCK by Mike Bartlett presented by Stooged Theatre Newcastle