We all had different approaches/ideas of how to survive The Covid Lockdown and in the case of queer Brit actor/performer/musician DECLAN BENNETT he left the bright lights of the big city and move to the smallest village he could find in the English countryside. Once there in his isolation, Bennett was forced to face the demons of his past on a messy journey through the turbulent world of toxic masculinity, homophobia, and men’s mental health.
From the lonely aisles of Hobbycraft to the bright lights of New York City, this is the story of a man in desperate search of identity when confronted with sudden unexpected solitude. The charismatic Bennett put pen to paper sharing all these Introspective experiences with such passion, optimism, and a re-found sense of self-love into a compelling one-man play. It makes the audience both laugh and cry but most of all, shows how something so positive can come out of the wretched pandemic. With the play just about to open at the prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he talked with Queerguru about sharing his journey in this way.