Jack the Lad is a new play written by Matt Harris and directed by Phil Setren. A Freudian fairy tale without a happy ending, we hear about Jack, a male prostitute, who is pushed over the edge servicing his punters. It tells the story of Jack’s brutal childhood, interwoven with the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Matt Harris spins this traditional children’s fairy tale into a modern, gritty story of emotional need, greed and seedy exploitation. Jack the Lad premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has gone on to play at Soho Theatre, London and Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.