6 Jun

Written by Aisling Towl | Directed by Lilly Butcher


6 Jun

Writer Aisling Towl
Director Lilly Butcher

Softboy examines the mainstreaming of incel culture and the impact this has on the lives of young people. At a London secondary school, Nadine and Kay muddle through their first queer relationship, whilst Jared and Amber try to navigate the end of theirs. At a prestigious New York university, Rebecca attempts to separate the personal, the professional and the political as the pressure mounts around her. 

Lilly Butcher (she/they) is a director, sound designer and Co-Founder of BossyB*tch Productions, originally from Coventry. Her work focuses on new writing, queer retellings, verbatim historical work and physical theatre. Directing credits include In Memoriam (★★★★★ Theatre Scotland), Frankenstein (Exeter Northcott) and The Last Words (TheSpaceUK).

This play features misogynistic language, ableist language, mention of sexual violence, strong language and domestic violence.

Duration: 70 minutes

Booking Info


Thursday 6 June, 2pm and 7pm

Standard £9
Concessions (Mountview alumni/access/under 18/student/unemployed) £7.50
Southwark Presents Cardholder £6

Backstage Theatre, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT

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