Written by Gary McNair
Directed by Christie O’Carroll
Co-produced by Reading Rep Theatre
3-5 July 2019 @ Reading Studio
Emily Joh Miller
About the show
Created in response to Donald Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” comment, Locker Room Talk is a provocative exploration of how men speak about women behind their back.
Can such sexually provocative conversation be accepted as ‘locker room talk’, or do such attitudes drive abusive behaviour? Does Trump speak to a silent majority or is he simply a loathsome individual?
Writer Gary McNair interviewed dozens of men from a vast array of backgrounds.
Four women perform a selection of these conversations.
Following an overwhelming response from previous runs at the Traverse Theatre, Abbey Theatre, Latitude Festival and The Scottish Parliament, Locker Room Talk comes to Reading with a new cast to continue a conversation about misogyny and masculinity.
To further discussions inspired from the play, there was a post-show Q&A session following the performance of Locker Room Talk on Wednesday 3rd July. Leading academics and members of the creative team spoke on the subject of ‘Toxic Masculinity and Misogyny: Where do we go from here?’