• Written and performed by
    Nathan Queeley-Dennis
  • Co-produced with
  • Paines Plough and Belgrade Theatre
  • in association with
  • Royal Exchange Theatre

written by Nathan Queeley-Dennis

directed by Dermot Daly

starring Nathan Queeley-Dennis

Lighting Design David Doyle

Sound Design Tom Foskett-Barnes

Set and Costume Design Rūta Irbīte

Stage Manager Aime Neeme

‘Trim? Fresh.
Skin? Glowing.
Vibes? Immaculate.’

Nathaniel is a serious romantic who sees love as a fine art. He’s looking for the Mona Lisa to his da Vinci, and tonight is the night: his date with Destiny…’s Child.

Winner of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2022, Nathan Queeley-Dennis’ debut play is a love letter to Birmingham, exploring Black masculinity through Beyonce lyrics, techno raves and the deeply intimate relationship between a man and his barber. Directed by Dermot Daly.

Bullring Techno Makeout Jamz is a beautiful snapshot of life as a young adult in today’s climate

Broadway Baby★★★★

There’s a thoughtful subtext about the spaces where young Black men are permitted

Time Out

blissfully, joyously fun

The Stage

Charming, witty and quietly poignant

Evening Standard

Queeley-Dennis captures the unpredictable rhythms of the cycle of life

The Times


The Reviews Hub

An evening of utter, exhilarating joy



Adventures in Theatreland

Queely-Dennis is an astoundingly talented

Lost in Theatreland

Rich, intelligent look at Black masculinity that is an utter delight


August 2023 Paines Plough Roundabout at Summerhall, Edinburgh

28 November – 20 December 2023 Royal Court Theatre


2024 UK National Tour:
2 – 5 October Birmingham HippodromeBuy tickets now
8 – 9 October Northern StageBuy tickets now
15 – 19 October Bristol Old VicBuy tickets now
23 – 25 October Leeds Playhouse
28 – 30 October Royal Exchange Manchester
31 October – 2 November Traverse TheatreBuy tickets now
4 – 16 November Soho TheatreBuy tickets now
19 – 20 November The North Wall, Oxford
21 – 23 November Chichester Festival Theatre