FINALIST FOR THE POLARI FIRST BOOK PRIZE
'Welcome to the world of Dominique, a glamorous transsexual hooker in the throws of an emotional meltdown, caught between a rock and a hard face, juggling a stalker client with a crush and her cute, chavved out, drugged up boyfriend who hasn't got out of the bath for a week. Shocking, sexy and sometimes sweet, this is a rollercoaster ride you'll never forget.'
Alexis Gregory's Slap premiered in full production at London's legendary Theatre Royal Stratford East in October 2015. Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair, it starred Alexis, Frankie Fitzgerald and Nigel Fairs.
Alexis Gregory is a playwright and actor. His acting credits include various TV, Film and Stage projects and his writing credits include his debut play Slap, performed at Theatre Royal Stratford East and Channel 4, Safe performed at the Soho Theatre and Bright Skin Light which has received workshop productions at Stratford East too. His work has also been performed at The Bush Theatre and the Southbank Centre.
'Slap is loud, dark, comical, complicated, compelling, it’s the biggest bloody ‘slap’ to the senses any LGBT themed play has given audiences in years.'
'It’s real, raw and edgy stuff, as funny and endearing as is tragic and overall a very intriguing piece of performance art.’’
’The play is funny and enlightening and given the material, the ghost of Joe Orton hovers ever so faintly over it all, but that said, Gregory whose first play this is, proves his own man.'
‘Despite being Gregory's debut play, Slap, makes a unique dent into the world of theatre.’
‘It is a bold piece of writing that takes unexpected directions.'
’Bleak and black-humoured playwriting…like its namesake, Slap was impactful, with long-lasting repercussions for star Alexis Gregory.’
'There are very promising moments of Gothic, heightened language reminiscent of veteran East End playwrights Philip Ridley and Steven Berkoff and several, witty Joe-Orton-like turns of phrase and moments of comic absurdity.'
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Here's the wonderful Alexis Gregory being interviewed about his work: