Malcolm (Christopher Burr) begins his first gay love affair. This is with Jeff (Alecander Hulme) who is hiding from his upset and angry wife Sharon (Natalie Harper). Malcolm's kindly but homophobic boss Tony (Gary Heron) is also Jeff's father. While Jeff comes to accept his homosexuality, Tony is unable to accept that Malcolm, who he looks on as the son he should have had, wants nothing more than to be happy with Jeff, the son he did have.
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Reviews for Abominations
Nominated for Best New Play (Broadway West End Awards, 2016)
“A comedy that deals with heavy matters endearingly, relatably and honestly. A sweet treat… It really is funny, and that might be one of the best things about it, in a way that feels like you’re laughing along with your friends: Abominations is not afraid to be silly and never dares to be superior… All four characters’ push-and-pull fights, worries, hopes and stupid and brilliant moments are wonderfully, joyfully engaging. At times sad, at others a little melodramatic, but always funny, Abominations is unfailingly charming and endearing, telling stories we all sadly know, through layered characters who seem just as real and familiar as the weighty issues they are dealing with.” - A Younger Theatre
“All the scenes move along swiftly right from the start where we get to meet the characters and up until the end, having been on a rollercoaster ride with them... It's gritty, realistic and keeps your attention throughout… This is a slice of kitchen sink drama that is well worth seeing.” - London Theatre ★★★★
“Abominations is certainly not an abomination, and there’s much to be talked about in the pub downstairs afterwards. This is not an easy production to sit through, but this does not mean this isn’t a good play. Quite the contrary, as it goes. A worthwhile play that, while falling under the category of ‘triumph over adversity’, never gets clichéd or overly predictable.” - LondonTheatre1 ★★★★
“The importance here was on the 4 characters and the relationships between them ,which was the strength of this play. The pacing was quick and deliberate as we were given mostly short cut scenes between the moments of darkness. This enabled a great amount of story to be fitted into the 1 hour 15 minute running time and allowed the audience the ability to fill in the gaps.” - EverythingTheatre