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After Exhibitionists and Turning the Screw, I’m back at the King’s Head Theatre for the third main-house production in the new venue: the by-popular-demand return of Breeding, Barry McStay’s funny drama about adopting as queer parents. 

“We’re not the new normal. We’re the new f*cking extraordinary.”

Zeb and Eoin have met, kissed, fallen in love, moved in, got married – what’s next?

Zeb will be Fun Daddy. Eoin will be Serious Daddy.

Beth’s job is to decide if they are “appropriate” Daddies at all.

Together they all navigate the precarious road to adoption and queer parenthood, forced to lay bare fears and secrets.

Written by Barry McStay (Vespertilio) and directed by Tom Ratcliffe (Fame Whore), Breeding is a funny, moving drama that premiered at the old King’s Head in 2023 to critical acclaim and is back by popular demand in a limited season produced in association with Mark Gatiss.

Barry McStay, originally from Kildare in Ireland, said:

Breeding is a story that I am passionate about sharing. It asks just how far you would go to have a family and depicts a new generation of queer people navigating the exhausting journey towards parenthood… With the UK becoming less and less safe for LGBTQ+ people, it is vital to support queer theatre, and I am proud that even more people will now have the chance to hear Beth, Zeb and Eoin’s stories”.

Mark Gatiss said: “I’m delighted that Barry’s terrific, funny and poignant play is being re-birthed at the new King’s Head where many more can experience its charm.”

Following the 3.30pm matinee performance on Sunday 7 April 2024, I’ll talk to Breeding‘s cast and creatives about the making of the show and the themes it tackles. Any questions? Join us!

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