Mysterious Skin and Frank Sent Me: The London Run

A Film and Theatre project London, United Kingdom

Mysterious Skin and Frank Sent Me: The London Run

Em-Lou Productions hit plays "Mysterious Skin" and "Frank Sent Me" will play the Kings Head Theatre in August- we need your help!

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Em-Lou Productions hit plays "Mysterious Skin" and "Frank Sent Me" will play the Kings Head Theatre in August- we need your help!

About the project

Mysterious Skin took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm in 2010, with seven 5 Star reviews. It went on to win 2 awards at the Dublin Internationa Gay Theatre Festival, and a sell out run in London's Drill Hall. 

Frank Sent Me, winner of "Best Play" 2012 at Soho Theatre, has played a run at theatre 503, The Underbelly at Edinburgh Festival 2014 and this years Brighton Fringe.  


We have been offered the chance to play the Kings Head Theatre in August, but we need your help with some last minuet funding, so we can ensure our artists get paid properly for their dedicated work. 


The Shows: 


Mysterious Skin

9:15P.M  10-15th August


By Prince Gomolvilas

Based on the novel by Scott Heim

Directed by Peter Darney 


"The Best Play of the year" SOSO Gay ★★★★★ 


​Eighteen-year-old Brian gets nosebleeds—and blackouts. New York hustler Neil gets paid for sex—with older men. Alien abductee Avalyn gets lonely—and wants her next close encounter. As the story unfolds, the characters' parallel lives come crashing together to unlock the past and to uncover the terrifying and heartbreaking truth. Featuring Nicole Faraday (Badgirls, Emmerdale) 

Broadway Baby ★★★★★ Gay Times ★★★★★ Fringe Review ★★★★★

Freshair ★★★★★ ★★★★★ The New Current ★★★★★

SOSOGAY ★★★★★ FringeGuru ★★★★★ The List ★★★★ Scotsgay ★★★★ 

Hairline ★★★★ Remote Goat ★★★★ ScreenGRAB ★★★★ 

"Devastatingly simple..played perfectly under Peter Darney's nuanced direction. One of the best Pieces of writing on the fringe. This is theatre for grown ups. Stunning" Broadway Baby ★★★★★

"Mysterious Skin is a powerful story that is both horrifying and beautiful" The New Current ★★★★★

Scotsgay top 10 pick of the fringe ★★★★

"The cast directed by Peter Darney are profoundly affecting. The performances are excellent" Out UK

"This is a brilliant piece of theatre, bold and thought provoking. Make sure you experience being part of it" Hairline ★★★★

"The denouement is shocking and totally unexpected; this is complemented by faultless acting from an undoubtedly talented cast." 3 weeks ★★★★

"Powerful adaptation of bestselling novel" The List ★★★★"Controversial and brave I have to applaud this production for daring to bring this play to the stage It is compelling, outstanding, visceral and powerfully realistic. Altogether an excellent production, and highly recommended."  Fringe Guru ★★★★★




Frank Sent Me

9:15 PM - 17th - 22nd August

Kings Head Theatre


Redefining “Gay Maffia”…Brilliant new gangster tragicomedy” Steven Fry

An East End gangster and his ‘friend’ await an irrevocably life-changing visit. Chaos ensues as Frank

sends a boy to do a man’s job. In this bleak comedy, a cast of three explores the importance of

keeping up appearances and what happens when an honour code is broken.

Having taken the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe by storm, the winner of the Writer’s Avenue Best

Play Prize at the Soho Theatre, ‘Frank Sent Me’, will play a strictly limited run.


Reviews from Brighton Fringe 2015

“Highly Recommended Show Award” ★★★★– Fringe Review

“A play I feel Honoured to send you to” ★★★★– Fringe Guru

“The laughs hit home” ★★★★–The Argus

“Dark menace simmers underneath a twisted comic story” ★★★★– Broadway Baby

Reviews from Edinburgh Fringe 2014:

“One of those hidden gems that is so exciting to find at the Fringe” ★★★★– The Scotsman

“A truly wonderful piece of theatre.” ★★★★★– The New Current

“A warm, funny yet emotional play” – The Skinny ★★★★

“A very funny, smart play.” – Scotsgay ★★★★

“Impeccably structured comedy” ★★★★ (Three Weeks)

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