Of Kith and Kin

"Gripping gay parenthood drama packs an emotional punch."

The Guardian

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"Thompson writes moments so raw and tender that they make the audience gasp."
The Sunday Times

‘He can’t call you both Dad. One of you should be Dad and the other one Daddy, surely?’

Daniel and Oliver are about to have their first baby. With their best friend, Priya, acting as surrogate, they’ve turned the study into a nursery and the bottles are sterilised. All that’s missing is the bundle of joy they’ve been pining for. But when Daniel’s chaotic mother gatecrashes the baby shower with a few home truths, the cracks in Daniel and Oliver’s relationship begin to show. Are they as ready for this as they think they are. And more importantly, is Priya?

Everyone knows you can choose your friends. Chris Thompsons’s gripping tragicomedy takes us to the heart of what happens when we choose our family too.

“Terrifically entertaining…gripping…knows how to surprise.” The Guardian

“A triumph…Thompson’s timely, riveting tragicomedy is the best British gay-themed play since ‘My Night with Reg.’ Whatsonstage

“Thompson writes moments so raw and tender that they make the audience gasp.” The Sunday Times

"A powerful and touching play that questions family values.” Broadway world UK

“Funny, moving and thought provoking.” The Reviews Hub “

A modern, sophisticated comedy drama. The best play of the year. “ Boyz Magazine “

A funny, biting and chilling comedy about surrogacy and family.” The Stage

World premiere cast and creatives. Sheffield Theatre, and Bush Theatre, London. 

Director: Robert Hastie. Designer: James Perkins. Lighting: Prema Metha. Sound. Ella Wahlstrom. Casting: Vicky Richardson.

Cast: Joshua Silver, Chetna Pandya, James Lance, Donna Berlin, Joanna Bacon.