Pillock at Contact

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Pillock at Contact
Image courtesy of Contact/ Knock & Nash Productions.

Pillock at Contact Theatre, Manchester 18 — 19 July 2024 Entrance is free

Written and performed by Cumbrian artist Jordan Tweddle, Pillock is an exciting new one-man show exploring neurodiversity, the challenges of gay dating and the vulnerabilities of an actor’s life.

Produced by Knock & Nash Productions and directed by Scott Le Crass, Pillock has been programmed for a month-long run at the Assembly Rooms at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The good news is you can catch Pillock before it heads to Edinburgh, at Shakespeare North Playhouse on 12 July and Manchester’s Contact Theatre on 17 and 18 July.

Billed as a “queer neuro spicy coming-of-age remix”, Pillock is inspired by Tweddle’s own experiences of ADHD. It’s a play about feeling lost, about running in circles at a million miles an hour, while also navigating queer dating and a dairy-free diet.

Trying to keep his head above water, drowning in loneliness, hook-up culture and medical role-plays – Pillock knows that it’ll take more than a yoga class to help. However, when he meets Eugene – he’s on the verge of the type of love people write poems about – and everything appears to change…

Hailing from Cumbria, Jordan Tweddle is an award-winning actor. In 2019, he was awarded Best Actor at both the Top Indie Film Awards and Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards for his role as Jack in Peccadillo Pictures’ Don’t Blame Jack for Boys on Film 20: Heaven Can Wait (Amazon Prime Video). More recently, Tweddle made his Coronation Street debut as Zac Mayers.

Pillock at Contact Theatre, Manchester 18 — 19 July 2024 Entrance is free

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
18 July 2024
7:30pm
19 July 2024
7:30pm

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