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James McDermott - Rubber Ring

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James McDermott - Rubber Ring

The Courthouse Thirsk
Friday 8th February
Jimmy is sixteen, sexually confused and stuck in Sheringham. He’s screwed. Well he’s not actually: that’s the problem. Where can Jimmy explore in Norfolk? Rock pools. So when pop star Morrissey comes to London, Jimmy flees to the city to try and find his hero and himself. 

‘Rubber Ring’ is a coming of age comedy about a Norfolk teenager struggling with sexual and regional identity who learns to love without labels, love himself and love his Norfolk roots.

After having seen writer James McDermott perform at the NRTF showcase in June, Rural Arts are delighted to present Rubber Ring in celebration of 🏳️‍🌈LGBT History Month

Age guidance: 14+
Box Office Contact 
Rural Arts - 01845 526 536: TICKET DEALS FOR GROUP OF 5 OR MORE AVAILABLE. Contact our box office to find out more.
Listen to James McDermott talk about why he wrote the play.
Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, Friday February 8th 2019, 7.30pm
Adult Ticket 10.00
U18 Ticket 8.00

★★★★★ "There are few things I've enjoyed more than Rubber Ring" London City Nights


★★★★★ "McDermott is an emerging talent in total control of his craft" Boyz Magazine


★★★★ "This solo performance is electrifying… a charming, witty and engaging piece of theatre that will amuse and arrest it’s audiences” Scatter Of Opinion


★★★★ “A humorous look at rural England and the challenges facing LGBT teens who live far away from the big city" Carns Theatre Passion


★★★★ "A sensitively told tale of a young man finding his place in the world” West End Wilma


How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair


James McDermott - Rubber Ring

James McDermott - Rubber Ring
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