Head of the Fork

Two very young guys share a house. They talk about girls, bicker about domestic jobs but seem to have a close bond. However, one of them (Dom –Edward Eales-White) has a job and a girlfriend. Fred (Jonathan Pointing) sits around and talks to himself and moans at Dom. He is concerned about making choices and about which road he will take. This may sound dull, but what lifts it is the quality of the acting – both men are inside their characters, and the relationship is very credible. You are wondering what is really happening inside their heads.Dom seems continually supportive and helpful, but is he really such a saint? Fred seems an intriguingly disturbed person, but will he find resolution or disintegrate? And then – what really happened during that Bank Holiday weekend? You will find yourself asking all these questions – much as you might ask questions about friends that you think you know.Immediately after the show, I thought that maybe this play had ended just as it was beginning. Yet on refection it is well constructed – changes have happened and directions have been taken. See this fascinating enigma of a play, and enjoy sorting out some questions for yourself.

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The Blurb

A comic tragedy about the point we reach at the beginning of our adult lives when the sense of infinite possibility seem both liberating and completely terrifying. Two housemates display what happens when nothing happens.

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