MY GAY BEST FRIEND
The beauty is in the writing and the development of the relationship between the well spoken and sensitive Gavin and the fabulously outspoken and yet fragile Rachel. Both actors were delightful to watch..."
MY GAY BEST FRIEND made its award-winning debut at the Brighton Festival Fringe in May 2012. It will be touring the UK in early 2013. Tour dates here.
MY GAY BEST FRIEND is a heady mixture of high camp, melancholy reflection on friendships and the childhood dramas that haunt us all. Racquell (Louise Jameson) is a 50something would-be diva who works in Boots but is about to make her stage debut. She’s locked herself in the ladies, furious because her gay best friend Gavin (Nigel Fairs) isn’t there to support her; he’s sitting in a walk-in wardrobe about to become a father with a lesbian couple and a turkey baster!
LOUISE JAMESON is a highly acclaimed actress of both stage and screen, where her iconic roles have included Rosa de Marco in Eastenders, Leela in Dr Who, Blanche in Tenko, Susan in Bergerac and, currently, Doc Martin’s mother-in-law from hell! Her hugely impressive stage career began at the RSC and has encompassed roles with the National, Nunn, Berkoff and Ayckbourn, amongst many others.
NIGEL FAIRS has now had more plays produced than Shakespeare, as well as a handful of musicals, and his 28 years’ acting work have included the role of John George Haigh in the award-winning In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer, also produced by 368 and tlc productions.
"witty, articulate and touching. Very funny in parts, and sweet in others, Louise Jameson and Nigel Fairs play the duo with love and laughter from the moment the bolshy brassy and spikey Rachel locked in a kareoke refuge of a toilet kicks off proceedings. The beauty is in the writing and the development of the relationship between the well spoken and sensitive Gavin and the fabulously outspoken and yet fragile Rachel. Both actors were delightful to watch..."
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"As a portrayal of a friendship which is constantly in danger of souring it's a very compelling piece... a relationship which seems to cover all the bases from deep affection to irritation to something like hate; quite often within the space of a few hours... My Gay Best Friend is a short, sweet, rather lovely evening of theatre."