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Reboot Theatre Company in association with Park Theatre presents the London premiere of


By Tim Fraser

Directed by Nico Rao Pimparé



‘Do you believe in love at first sight?’


Off West End Award Nomination: 

Will didn't. It was just something people said to sound romantic. He’s just a Northern guy who’s been single for far too long; still living at home, getting plastered every weekend, and stuck in his dead-end job.

That was until he saw the seductive singer, Candy… An epiphany. A revelation. The only problem is: she’s his best mate in drag.

As Will struggles to make sense of his newfound feelings, his life crumbles at the fringes. Should he seize life by his bollocks and tell Candy how he feels? Can he ever be with her? And what does loving her really mean?

Opening up conversations about crisis of identity and exploring sexuality in a world consumed by toxic masculinity, Tim Fraser's debut play swings between comedy and pathos in a solo show performed by Michael Waller as Will, who tussles with his new feelings and what they might mean. Candy makes its London premiere following a hit run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022.


★★★★★ ‘A superb drama... well worth seeing’ LondonTheatre1

★★★★★ ‘Captivating and compelling, full of brilliant moments of comedy and heartbreak... probably the best piece of theatre I have ever seen’ Fairy Powered Productions

★★★★ ‘Candy is a trailblazer of its genre... one of the most unique and important narratives of masculinity and sexuality that I’ve seen’ Broadway World

★★★★ ‘A hugely evocative tale... captivating, edge-of-your-seat stuff’ The Reviews Hub

★★★★ ‘It’s intimate, it’s entertaining, and it’s a joy to watch.’ All That Dazzles

★★★★ ‘Gripping... a unique and provocative piece of theatre’ North West End

★★★★ ‘One of the most brutally honest, but accessible, pieces of theatre you are likely to see this year.’ Ham & High

★★★★ ‘Leaves a lasting thought.’ Theatre News

‘Michael Waller’s tender, vulnerable performance breathes life into this sensitive character study about masculinity, loneliness and love’ The Stage


Artwork by Athena Bounti and Faidon Loumakis. 

Production photos by Ali Wright.