Kevin Elyot’s play caused a real stir when it premiered at the Bush in 1982 because of its sexual explicitness. It examines the relationship of Tony and Greg, two gay men living in Kentish Town at a time just before Aids started to impact the gay community. The couple profess love and commitment to each other but are not averse to one-night stands. But what happens when what begins as a one-night stand develops into an affair? Adam Spreadbury-Maher’s production returns for a second time to Trafalgar Studios. It’s a reminder of the talent of the late Kevin Elyot, an actor turned playwright who went onto to write the mighty My Night with Reg.
Tony and Greg seem to have love all figured out. They’re in a committed relationship but with room for a little more on the side whenever it takes their fancy. The only rule? Never sleep with the same man twice. When drop-dead gorgeous Robert walks into their lives, the fragile foundations of their sexual contract are thrown into jeopardy. Funny, fresh and packed with razor-sharp wit, Coming Clean questions the nature of fidelity and the limits of love.