Kids Play

Written and directed by Glenn Chandler

18 September – 14 October 2018

Running time: 1 hour approx

Kids Play is about the things a lonely boy will do for love. Theo is a gay 17-year-old student in need of cash. Greg is a married businessman with an odd fetish. When the two meet up in a hotel room in Brighton during the conference season, a financial transaction takes place between them, but nothing turns out quite as either of them expected. An emotional corkscrew of a play with surprises galore, Kids Play takes us on an often hilarious and sometimes dark journey into the psycho-sexual needs of two lost souls on a hot summer night.

The Edinburgh production of Kids Play was a sellout and received Five Star reviews from the press in Edinburgh.

Kids Play is written and directed by Glenn Chandler, the creator of Taggart, the world’s longest-running detective series. Glenn wrote previous Above The Stag Theatre shows Fanny and Stella: The Shocking True Story, The Sins of Jack Saul and Cleveland Street The Musical. With his company Boys of the Empire Productions he also transferred his recent Edinburgh hits Lord Dismiss Us and Sandel to the theatre.

Press for Kids Play

★★★★★ “An absolutely riveting piece of theatre”
Theatre Weekly

★★★★★ “Ingenious – take your tissues and prepare to be stunned”
Broadway Baby

★★★★★ “Powerful, moving and emotional”
British Theatre Guide

★★★★★ “It will engross you from the start”

★★★★★ “A cracking piece of finely crafted drama”
UK TheatreWeb

★★★★ “Expertly crafted comedy-drama”
The Stage


Joseph Clarke as Theo

David Mullen as Greg


As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 3 October 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will quiz Taggart creator Glenn Chandler about his latest stage play Kids Play. MORE INFORMATION