The HIV Monologues: Luke Davies

 22nd October 2016
The HIV Monologues: Luke Davies

The HIV Monologues premieres TONIGHT at the wonderful Ace Hotel Shoreditch and in the run-up we've introduced you to the entire cast and creative team with a series of profiles, and of course a dollop of gossip for pudding...

View Denholm Spurr's profile here, Sean Hart’s here, Charly Flyte's here, Jonathan Blake's here, and Patrick Cash's here:

Lastly, the fantastic Luke Davies:

NAME

Luke Davies

AGE

29

HOMETOWN

London

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

French kissing

OTHER LGBT PRODUCTIONS YOU HAVE APPEARED IN

I directed The Chemsex Monologues

ROLE IN 'THE HIV MONOLOGUES'

Writer

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ROLE IN 'THE HIV MONOLOGUES'

When I agreed to do this I thought it was a series of monologues from Shakespeare's Henry IV. After I discovered it was a play about the human immunodeficiency virus written by Pat Cash, I was delighted (I've always been a huge fan of tennis).

Truthfully, directing the HIV Monologues has been a real eye opener. It's a play that spans the history of HIV and AIDS: from the early 80s, when the first few patients were diagnosed, to present day struggles to obtain PrEP. Comparing the two periods, it's sad seeing that the same evils of ignorance and prejudice that many were fighting in the 80s remain today. But in no way is Pat's play all doom and gloom: it celebrates the community's defiance, and the relationships (and sex lives) of gay men living with HIV.

As for my role – I don't know what to say, really. Directing plays is a bit like being Jesus. Everyone expects a fucking miracle but the money is shit.

GOSSIP/FUN FACT ABOUT (ONE OF) YOUR CO-STARS

Apparently one of the cast once did a poo in Cher Lloyd's bidet.


The HIV Monologues is at Miranda, Ace Hotel Shoreditch (100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JQ) 22nd, 27th, 28th October, 7.00pm. To book tickets click here.

The HIV Monologues is produced by Dragonflies Theatre (The Chemsex Monologues, Superficial, Queers, The Clinic)

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