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West End Girls

Written by Adam Hughes
Directed by Jake Smith

1959 – Noble Street Flats. 1989 – St Cuthbert’s Village. 2019 – The Byker Wall.
Three housing estates in Newcastle. Three important moments in history. Three different women’s stories. 
This is West End Girls.

W*nk Buddies 

Created and performed by Jake Jarratt and Cameron Sharp 
Movement Direction by Alicia Meehan

From snotty noses, cuts on knees, scratched CD’s to cheap cherryade by the two litre.

Set in their teenage bedrooms, discussions of identity, class, sexuality and gender collide in a mix of boxing, drag, dads, school, relationships, films, and porn. From being masculine to being feminine to being a bit of both. Witness a moment in which two different sexualities come together in conversation for the first time as they look at their manhood and the world outside of the duvet. 

W*nk Buddies marks the journey from boy to man as Cameron and Jake stand before one another and ask what are boys made of? 

Having being awarded the Live Theatre 2018 Bursary, this production is Cameron Sharp’s (Drag Me to Love and And She with Bonnie and The Bonnettes) and Jake Jarratt’s (Blokes, Fellas, Geezers and Two Heads, One Shirt) debut as a duo. 

‘Adam Hughes is a playwright to watch’  

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West End Girls + W*nk Buddies

  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund


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