Holby City’s David Paisley to lead Adam Zane’s ‘Jock Night’ at Seven Dials Playhouse this Autumn.

David Paisley in Jock Night interview
David Paisley (Image supplied).
Holby City’s David Paisley will be returning to the stage after a four-year absence this autumn. He’ll lead Adam Zane’s Jock Night at Seven Dials Playhouse. Russell T. Davies called the show ‘a razor-sharp skewering of modern gay life, but done with compassion, intelligence, and hope’. 
David is well known for playing midwife Ben Saunders in BBC1’s Holby City, with his on-screen same-sex kiss sparking conversation nationwide. Also known for his contribution to diversity and inclusion, Paisley was honoured at the Attitude Pride Awards in 2021.

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.’

Tickets for Jock Night HERE

Jock Night from 9 October to 4 November 2023 at Seven Dials Playhouse, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP, United Kingdom. 



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