SMALL TOWN BOY
BY HARRY WRIGHT
15th April 2022, 7:30pm
Laurels Theatre in Whitley Bay
Founded by award-winning theatre producer Jamie Eastlake and writer and filmmaker Stephen Robertson, Laurels aims to provide a hub for artists and tapas lovers alike along the North East coast.
With live theatre, visual arts and comedy coming to life in our theatre space, and tapas doing the rounds in our bar - we aim to bring the folk of the bay together. Allowing everyone an opportunity to access art and yummy food, in a chilled out, accessible space.
A celebration of queerness and not 'fitting in'.
Harry explores their autism and their sexuality, and how these intersect with their class identity, growing up in a deprived area of Yorkshire. Harry has never been able to find a good male role model and examines how sex, relationships and music have helped them become a better man, in theory anyway. Plus, numerous dick jokes.
Harry was nominated for the BBC New Comedy Awards 2021 (now available to watch on BBC iPlayer) and a Finalist in 2Northdown New Act of the Year 2019, Max Turner Prize 2020 and Bath Comedy Festival New Act 2021. Harry is also the first-ever online Winner of the Comedy Store's King Gong 2020.