The play unfolds over a year of wild nights in Manchester’s vibrant Gay Village. Paisley’s character, Ben, is a Victoria Wood enthusiast in his forties, striving to find love amidst a culture of chemsex and casual encounters. Jock Night casts a light on mental health – peeling back the veneer of modern gay culture – and uses comedy to highlight provocative issues within the LGBTQIA+ community.
David told QX, ‘I am absolutely ecstatic to be a part of Jock Night, an unapologetically queer exploration of contemporary gay life and the complexities of friendships, sex and relationships. Adam Zane’s script is hilarious, cuttingly honest, and thought-provoking, and I feel honoured to bring the character of Ben to life.’
Jock Night from 9 October to 4 November 2023 at Seven Dials Playhouse, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP, United Kingdom.